A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years-from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding-that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives-the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness-are inextricable from the history playing out around them.

Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love-a stunning accomplishment.


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May 18, 2011


I agree with the other reviews. This was such a powerful book. The separate lives of the two women were already very interesting and when their lives intertwined it became such a powerful and emotional journey. These two women were very different but became the best of friends. I cried at the end of the book, it was a bittersweet ending.

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February 06, 2009


I agree; this is a powerful story. I have not yet read Kite Runner, but after reading this book in one huge gulp, I will certainly pick up more from Khaled Hosseini!

Not wanting to spoil the book for anyone who hasn't read it yet, I don't want to give any details. It is a story about the hard choices women who have no options must make. It also gives a sympathetic "behind the scenes" look at the real-life issues in Afghanistan over the last several decades. I highly recommend it!



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November 06, 2007


Absolutely loved this book. Khaled Hosseini surprised me, as his previous novel, The Kite Runner, featured mainly male characters. His latest work follows 2 women during war torn Afghanistan, and gives a human, realistic look at the other side. Although not 'chic lit', I do feel this is a good read for/about women, and would recommend it to all my girlfriends. It is a sad journey that this book takes us on, but ends with a message of hope, and does not come across as preachy, nor does it point fingers; simply a story of women at war in their personal lives while another one wages around them.

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