- Publisher: Riverhead Books
- Format: Hardback | 384 pages
- Dimensions: 163mm x 231mm x 33mm | 612g
- Publication date: 1 June 2007
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 1594489505
- ISBN 13: 9781594489501
- Edition statement: New.
- Sales rank: 218,978
After 103 weeks on the "New York Times "bestseller list and with four million copies of "The Kite Runner" shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made "The Kite Runner "a beloved classic, "A Thousand Splendid Suns" is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly 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 come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but 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. A stunning accomplishment, "A Thousand Splendid Suns" is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.
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Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the" New York Times "bestsellers "The Kite Runner," "A Thousand Splendid Suns," and "And the Mountains Echoed." He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
"Spectacular." -"USA Today" "Mesmerizing." -"San Francisco Chronicle" "Beautifully written." -"The Dallas Morning News" "Gripping." -"The Christian Science Monitor" "Compelling." -"New York magazine" "Powerful." -"Chicago Tribune" "Heartwrenching." -"The New York Times" "Remarkable." -"Time" "Illuminating." -"Los Angeles Times"