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AFTER MORE THAN TWO YEARS ON THE BESTSELLER LISTS, KHALED HOSSEINI RETURNS WITH A BEAUTIFUL, RIVETING, AND HAUNTING NOVEL OF ENORMOUS CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE.

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years — from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding — that puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives — the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness — are inextricable from the history playing out around them.

Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love — a stunning accomplishment.

Synopsis:

The bestselling author of "The Kite Runner" returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel about the bond between two women in Afghanistan who are brought together by war, loss, and fate. Abridged. 5 CDs.

About the Author

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. His first novel, The Kite Runner, was an international bestseller, published in forty countries. In 2006 he was named a U.S. envoy to UNHCR, The United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in northern California. Atossa Leoni has been working internationally in film, television and theater since childhood. Of Afghan and Iranian descent, she was born and raised in Europe and has been living in California for the past decade. Atossa played the female lead "Soraya" in Marc Forster's film "The Kite Runner" based on Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel.

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Annadee00, February 16, 2008 (view all comments by Annadee00)
An inspiring and brilliant novel!

Once again the author reaches deep and touches one's soul. The writing is intense and emotional; with the story picking up momentum and depth as the intent unfolds.

Here one learns about friendship, love and understanding ... an indepth into the thoughts and feelings of women.

Look forward to the next novel!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743554435
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Subject:
General
Read by:
Leoni, Atossa
Read:
Hosseini, Khaled
Read:
Leoni, Atossa
Author:
Leoni, Atossa
Author:
Hosseini, Khaled
Author:
TBA
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
revised
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.75 x 5 in 6.195 oz
Media Run Time:
360

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"Synopsis" by , The bestselling author of "The Kite Runner" returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel about the bond between two women in Afghanistan who are brought together by war, loss, and fate. Abridged. 5 CDs.
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