A Thousand Splendid Suns
Books | Fiction / Literary
Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, the #1 New York Times bestseller 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. “Just as good, if not better, than Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling first book, The Kite Runner.”—Newsweek Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today.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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"i think i’ve found my new favorite book. i had already loved kite runner, so i picked this up, but it was better than anything i could have asked for. i’m the type of person who has never gotten emotional reading a book, but i cried twice reading this. i cried, not out of sadness, but out of sheer respect for the purest love that the two women of this book express: a love so overpowering that mothers and daughters of true blood relation would be put to shame. i am moved, and i need more people to read this rn so i can talk more about it :) what a start to the new year!"
"Fantastic story and characters!"
"Devastating, but fascinating."