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ISBN13: 9780747582977
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Never mind the sophomore slump — this book devours that cliché. As well as illuminating the rich history and familial culture behind war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns is filled with authentic relationships and characters that are absolutely haunting.
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Both born in Afghanistan a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are brought 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 form a bond that will ultimately alter the course of their lives and the lives 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.

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FBB, January 8, 2010 (view all comments by FBB)
Living with these characters, feeling their pain, courage, sorrow, and in many cases their complete lack of control over their circumstances is both harrowing and absolutely compelling. I could not put this book down, and I doubt that other readers will be able to either. And, of course, there is all that knowledge of a culture other than one's own that "A Thousand Splendid Suns" imparts, beautifully, grippingly, and honestly. Overall, this book is a must read for those looking for a page-turning read that will both awaken and inspire. Shocking, true, beautifully written.
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pooja8983, December 12, 2008 (view all comments by pooja8983)
A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story two women against the background of the last forty years in Afghanistan.
With the departure of Soviet and rise of Taliban, things just went from bad to worse.This has been depicted through the eyes of Mariam and Laila.


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Never mind the sophomore slump — this book devours that cliché. As well as illuminating the rich history and familial culture behind war-torn Afghanistan, A Thousand Splendid Suns is filled with authentic relationships and characters that are absolutely haunting.

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