A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.
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After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list
and with four million copies of The Kite Runner
shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting,
and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the
most important literary writers today.
Propelled by the
same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite
Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid
Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years
of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family,
friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.
Born a generation apart and with very different ideas
about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women
brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As
they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their
home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a
bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to
each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not
just of their own lives but of the next generation. With
heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a
woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and
heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is
love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to
A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand
Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling
story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an
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