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A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns
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Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves. Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club. Simply enter the coupon code HOSSEINITHOUSAND at checkout.This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per... show more
Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves. Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club. Simply enter the coupon code HOSSEINITHOUSAND at checkout.This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase. 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. PICTURE A BOOK CHANGING LIVES. NOW MAKE IT HAPPEN. Starting June 15, 2010 through August 31, 2010, visit this campaign page and join the “Hosseini” group--and find out how you can make a difference!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781594483851 (159448385X)
ASIN: 159448385X
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 415
Edition language: English
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5.0 A Thousand Splendid Suns
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Georgetta
Georgetta rated it
I was aware of the hype around Hosseini (despite not having read Kite Runner) and was worried that it would be impossible for 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' to live up to my expectations. I needn't have worried. A masterpiece.
nicky2910's book reviews
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5.0 A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaleed Hosseini
Mariam, a girl born out of wedlock and living in a shed outside of Herat, has only one dream: to go live with her father Jalil whom she adores beyond measure. After her mother's suicide, indeed she joins his household only to realize that he sees her as embarrassment - she's married off to a man, Rh...
LindaLeest
LindaLeest rated it
5.0 Duizend schitterende zonnen
4.5*This book is so emotional; I felt angry, sad, proud, more angry, more sad. Ugh such a rollercoaster of feelings while reading this.
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
3.5
Content warnings for this book: Domestic abuse (There are a few scenes where Laila and Mariam suffer beatings from their husband) Oh man, Hosseini's books have a way of punching me in the heart. I really didn't enjoy Kite Runner but it elicited such strong emotions in me that I was curious to see ...
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