A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Other, Not Avail, 2008, ISBN13 9781594483851, ISBN10 159448385X

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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 survival.

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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Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publish Date: Nov 25, 2008
ISBN-13: 9781594483851
ISBN-10: 159448385X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 432
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 5.2 x 1.0
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fantastic book
1/12/2010

Customer review by PanamaRed05

5.0 stars by PanamaRed05

The saddest most painful read I have ever come across. I cried, and at times thought - there's no way I can continue reading ---it's too much-- I can't handle it! We can imagine how painfully tragic an Afghan woman's life can be - no rights, no voice, forced to suffer alone and in silence...the book brings the darkness...(tharr be more) of their lives to light. We readers should all thank whatever God we believe in that we do not live their daily tragedies. Forced to suffer so greatly to get nothing in return-- and in most cases, not even life. I'm sad he's only written 2 books! I wish he had volumes- I can't wait for whatever comes next. I can't remember the last time I was so sad a book ended. It could have been 1000 pages long and I wouldn't have been able to put it down! The Kite Runner was spectacular, too, so I shouldn't have been surprised that I loved this one...even more than the last.

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PanamaRed05
Temecula, CA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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Age:25 - 34
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Captivating
4/5/2010

Customer review by Hazel27

5.0 stars by Hazel27

I loved his first book, The Kite Runner, and just had to get his second. I must say, this was a great read--I just could not put this book down. I only hope that he comes out with a third soon!

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Hazel27
Bronx, NY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Female
Age:25 - 34
The best book ever!
12/10/2008

Customer review by SuperWalMartShopperMom

5.0 stars by SuperWalMartShopperMom

This book is even better than the Kite Runner (written by the same author). I borrowed this book from the library and loved it so much that I had to buy a copy to keep in my book collection. Absolutely love it!

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SuperWalMartShopperMom
coral springs, fl
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Age:35 - 44
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