A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Khaled Hosseini

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 176mm x 32mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 5 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0747593779
  • ISBN 13: 9780747593775
  • Edition statement: Export and UK open market ed
  • Sales rank: 1,686

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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, 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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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 thirty-four countries. In 2006 he was named a US goodwill envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in northern California.

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By Nasuha 04 May 2013 5

Great story. First book i read that ever make me cry.

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'In case you're wondering whether A Thousand Splendid Suns is as good as The Kite Runner, here's the answer: No. It's better' Washington Post 'Only the hardest of hearts could fail to be as moved' Glamour 'A masterful narrative ... He is a storyteller of dizzying power' Evening Standard 'Hosseini has that rare thing, a Dickensian knack for storytelling' Daily Telegraph