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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER'Devastating' Daily Telegraph'Heartbreaking' The Times'Unforgettable' Isabel Allende'Haunting' IndependentAfghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys

Author Khaled Hosseini

Pages 352

Publisher A&C Black

Published Date 2009-02-24

ISBN 1408803720 9781408803721


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melissa_cottone shared a tip "This book made me love reading again. I recommend it to anyone and everyone!!"

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georgette_keller shared a tip "So so so good!"

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mary_howard_blackbu shared a tip "Wonderful book. Very thought provoking"

eric_grimes shared a tip "One of my favorite books of all time. Heartbreaking at times but an incredible story."

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emgonz0 shared a tip "7/10, so much pain and sadness. Not the happiest ending but expected because of the TRAUMA"

chris_blazak shared a tip "Greenwich Village by Katherine Fulkner. Excellent read!"

ldparisi22 shared a tip "Incredibly moving. In my Top 3."

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cute_queen shared a tip "I like the beginning alot. Reading Hasan's character was like fairy tale. So amazing."

elizabeth_hlavaty shared a tip "I love this author. I actually love this book, but I liked one of his other books “A Thousand Splendid Suns” even better."

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summer_steffen_land shared a tip "This book makes my heart cry but I live how redemptive it is."

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susan_feren shared a tip "Fantastic book!!"

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tala_muffy shared a tip "It was so so sad but such a great read!"

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kath_chabot shared a tip "It’s so good! I highly recommend it!"

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shama_newbury shared a tip "A thousand splendid suns is better! Mist read!! 😎"

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roberta_beskow shared a tip "It's good. It's deep. I read it years ago. He's a good writer."

denise_maisel shared a tip "Me too!"

reese_asbury shared a tip "So did I."

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john_baird shared a tip "It's been 10 years since I read the book. I can't name a favorite after all this time."

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natalie_hamilton shared a tip "Prepare yourself, it's a sad-wonderful journey."

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lori_stephany shared a tip "I adored it. Well written, great characters you feel invested in!"

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shandell_vickery shared a tip "A thousand splendid suns is also amazing! My next to read is the mountains echoed"

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marie_lise shared a tip "Love, love this author's work."

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kc_liz shared a tip "This book was absolutely captivating, the emotions and trauma of this story were so real I felt them along with the characters."

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martha_morgan_7645 shared a tip "Too heartbreaking to think about or ever reread but still a beautiful book."

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joshua_ernst shared a tip "This book ripped my heart out and I loved every minute of it."

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cheyenne_wolfe shared a tip "Do it! It’s so good! It’s heart shatteringly amazing."

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fran_g shared a tip "Currently reading “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…really good!"

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christine_gauthier_9361 shared a tip "You will love it! I am a librarian and I suggest it too my clients and they all love it"

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rachel_binsfeld shared a tip "I really like anything by Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Lisa Jewell and Ruth Ware"

jackie_r_2826 shared a tip "If you haven’t read this, you should. I really enjoyed it!"

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bay_lito shared a tip "Rahim/Amir"

patricia_5857 shared a tip "Yes but this was the best one"

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misha_chamix shared a tip "A must read.... a real page turner"

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angela_wieske shared a tip "The ending was amazing!"

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eric_lucero shared a tip "Beautiful ❤️."

jena_karako shared a tip "It is so trajic book. I like the book but the ending depends on the persons perspective."

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david_shimp shared a tip "I found that it really drew me in, from the characters to the plot and his writing style. Heart-breaking, but good."

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nazeer_greene shared a tip "I loved it! It took me a while, but I'm glad I finished it!"

annette_4422 shared a tip "It is a very good book."

marilyn_farrell shared a tip "Not my usual book. It has been too long to comment on the ending."

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sandra_munsters shared a tip "Eye opening."

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pranisha_shrestha shared a tip "No that's the only book I read"

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aimsreads shared a tip "@Domenic_R_Will It has been awhile since I read this book. I couldn't tell you if any particular chapter stood out."

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pamela_sue_5008 shared a tip "I've only read this book, but it was very good."

andy_ansari shared a tip "@dolphinchick Considering how the story unraveled, I was a great ending. It was a good read."

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gina_abello shared a tip "I could read it over and over!"

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krista_martinez shared a tip "One of my favorite books. Just amazing"

anna_williams_8451 shared a tip "The book has a very emotional story, the uncertainties in the story kept me reading."

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lorilynn_t shared a tip "Yes, right now I’m finishing up this book, I LOVE it!! Good old fashion book, clean!! Great writing, very clever!!"

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lorilynn_t shared a tip "Start with this first one in the series, I LOVED it!!"

shanna_wilkins shared a tip "This book is absolutely heart wrenching and amazing!!!"

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b._clarina_holley shared a tip "Your welcome, it's exceptional!!"

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adi_haddad shared a tip "Made me cry"

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ann_mccage shared a tip "Grabs you and beats you up, but you can’t stop to take a breath."

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reid_murphy shared a tip "Though difficult to read at times, it’s themes remain important and relevant. A must read."

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nicole_nicole shared a tip "I. Loved. This. Book. Can’t even adequately describe it. Just read it."

inka_ellenbrand shared a tip "Just the one"

terri_mohr shared a tip "Read this with my daughter when she was in high school GREAT book!"

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meg_cutler shared a tip "Gut wrenching! Beautiful writing <3"

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mitesh_patel shared a tip "The twist towards the end!"

kaili_langlois shared a tip "This is the book that made me start reading more. Tragic and beautiful at the same time"

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kimberly_d_tucker shared a tip "An unforgettable beautifully written story. Great movie too."

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debbie_helms shared a tip "I a really good read. Heartbreaking but good!"

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joya_januleski shared a tip "Very moving story."

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karen_feliciano shared a tip "I have not"

lynda_overfelt shared a tip "Loved it!"

nancy_murphy_2581 shared a tip "A bit drawn out in places but I’m glad I hung in...a beautiful and powerful story"

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brittany_nicole_1019 shared a tip "Beautiful book about amending for mistreatment of others. Heart breaking and hugely impactful."

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lauren_gierl shared a tip "A beautiful story that made me laugh, cry, hate, and love. It was a wave of emotion that kept me reading more and more."

marilyn_397 shared a tip "Unforgettable!"

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terri_nichols shared a tip "Right now no. I'm looking for new books to read."

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caitlin_radziewicz shared a tip "Such a moving story! One of my favorite books of all time!"

amber_suchaire shared a tip "I recently really enjoyed Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain!"

kim_havel shared a tip "Absolutely unforgettable."

madison_savage_788 shared a tip "The summerhouse is my absolute favorite"

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laurie_favini shared a tip "I loved so many! Where the crawdads sing. Killers of the flower moon. Ordinary Grace. Pachinko is one of my very favorites"

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deepa_ozarkar shared a tip "Beautifully written and so moving. I could not put it down!"

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mandy_feeks shared a tip "Where the Crawdads Sing was my recent favorite!"

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wendy_henschel shared a tip "And the Mountains Echoed by K. Hosseini is one of them. Hard to pick a favorite. I love all of his books! How about you?"

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donna_minchin shared a tip "A tale for the time being"

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kayla_davis_6913 shared a tip "Kristen Hannah The four winds!! It's great!!"

taylor_owens_2507 shared a tip "Beautiful story and beautiful writing"

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sarah_albertson_1764 shared a tip "This book broke me, and educated me. Powerful and beautiful. Couldn't put it down."

paula_tetreault shared a tip "I'm reading Middlemarch now. Just finished were the crawdads sing"

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jennifer_bailey_320 shared a tip "I just finished Where the Crawdads Sing, and I absolutely loved it!"

rhonda_806 shared a tip "Yes, loved it"

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sandy_3225 shared a tip "This was a bit hard to read due to emotional content. I definitely shed tears but worth the read."

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giuliett_cap shared a tip "Super worth it. So touching very powerful. Probably my favorite novel ever."

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eve_rosenthal shared a tip "Such a good book!"

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mary_catherine_petr shared a tip "The fight scene between Amir and Assef with Sohrab’s “assistance.”"

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mary_catherine_petr shared a tip "Reading something easy right no: The Rescue by my go to light reading author, Anita Shreve."

christopher_whalen shared a tip "'A Thousand Slendid Suns' by the same author is equally good - if not better!"

buckshot_2011 shared a tip "I loved this book. Sit took my breathe away a few times. One of those that will stick with me."

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kawthar_omar shared a tip "Tge other book by khaled hosseini is also one of my all time favs its called a thousand splendid suns"

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kawthar_omar shared a tip "The*"

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annette_nielsen shared a tip "I hated putting it down !❤️"

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julie_small_2040 shared a tip "Gut wrenching, but phenomenal read."

ava_6941 shared a tip "Wish he had published more than three books… he is simply the most impactful author I’ve come across"

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donna_8296 shared a tip "One of my favourite books of all time."

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t_s_7614 shared a tip "All time favorite is the Book Thief. I love the writing style and the imagery is fantastic."

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rebecca_thomas_2512 shared a tip "Not really. I used to say Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl, but I can't really choose one book"

fatma_ahmed shared a tip "Absolutely beautiful! It made me cry, and it was worth it."

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michelle_johnson_4435 shared a tip "I have many. Honestly, it depends on the genre and it depended on where I was at in my life at the time that I read it."

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elizabeth_a._johnson shared a tip "Exquisitely written, engaging cultural context."

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kanieceshia_ward shared a tip "This book broke my soul! Ripped my heart right out of my chest but I loved how everything comes full circle in life"

lisa_beddingfield shared a tip "A wonderful, awful story. Prepare to cry."

frances_boyajan shared a tip "Have you read A Thousand Splendid Suns by the same author?"

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leah_linkenbach shared a tip "Yes!!"

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nia_demas shared a tip "Not done yet but literally am obsessed"

brianna_porter_7082 shared a tip "Filled with a lot of emotion!"

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natalie_levine shared a tip "Almost more than any other book, this left a profound impression on me. It’s intense and eye opening and emotional. TW: rape"

amelia_oconnor_6320 shared a tip "One of my all time favorites"

sharon_williams_4441 shared a tip "Great read."

brenda_milum shared a tip "Oh yes"

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liesl_luthi shared a tip "It’s a great, but a very intense topic. So be warned. Definitely not for the feint of heart"

rhidita_bham shared a tip "I loved a thousand splendid suns, and I bought the mountains echoed recently, but haven’t started yet"

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jenna_takamoto shared a tip "Ofc! Just be sure to read some trigger warnings on it"

donna_smith_3793 shared a tip "One of my favorite books is "The Elegance of the Hedgehog"."

susan_chapman_2499 shared a tip "Definitely! There’s so much to unpack here. Family, cultural etc. Let me know what you think"

joan_zuzga shared a tip "So good"