A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns 4

by Khaled Hosseini

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 12/01/2008

4/5 Rating 4 Reviews
RRP  $21.99 $19.95

The #1 international bestseller: a riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love.

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.

Contemporary fiction
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved authors. His novels The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed have sold over 55 million copies all over the world.

Hosseini is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and lives in northern California

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  • A thousand splendid suns

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    my favorite book.. beautifully catchy story, sad at times but definitely makes you fall in love with it.

  • Beautiful

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    After reading Khaled Hosseini's first book (The Kite Runner) i knew i had to read this. When Khaled writes, it is like poetry in motion. I felt that with all 3 books he wrote.

    This particular novel is about Mariam and the hardships she has to face in Afghanistan. At 15 Mariam's dad forces her to marry a man 3 times her age. Things between her and her husband do not turn out well and she becomes the punching bag for her husband. Along comes Laila who Mariam's husband ends up marrying. Despite the fact that Laila is also married to Mariam's husband(Rasheed) Mariam connects with Laila via the abuse both women have to put up with due to Rasheed. The bond between the two become strong like the bond between mother and daughter. This is where to story begins... The rest is for you to read.

    It is a powerful book with a powerful meaning, giving us a better insight into Afghanistan and the hardship women have to go through. Khaled Hosseini can captivate his readers with an intriguing story and plot, i was hooked from the first page.

  • Loved it

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    I loved this book! A powerful, insightful story into life in Afghanistan. A story of war, of lives lost, of violence, of friendship, of determination and bravery.

    The two main female characters, Mariam and Laila, are beautiful women, who find amazing strength in each other.

    Their husband, Rasheed, is a violent, bitter man who doesn't know what love is.

    This book is a gripping and beautiful read.

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