A Thousand Splendid Suns

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

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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Number of Pages: 420
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Hosseini, Khaled
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: November, 2008
ISBN-13: 9781594483851
Digital Video Formats: Paperback
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 159448385X
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5.0 stars 1/12/2010 by PanamaRed05
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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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The best book ever!
12/10/2008

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5.0 stars 12/10/2008 by SuperWalMartShopperMom
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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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Captivating
4/5/2010

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5.0 stars 4/5/2010 by Hazel27
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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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Excellent Book
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This is a very good book, very informative and educational. I loved this story.

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