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A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns
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Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation,... show more
Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781408803738
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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.
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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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