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    DescriptionAfter 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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    Title
    A Thousand Splendid Suns
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Khaled Hosseini
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594489501
    ISBN 10: 1594489505
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC045000
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000, A26905000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 54
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3608.O832 T56 2007
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Riverhead Books
    Imprint name
    Riverhead Books
    Publication date
    01 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    ?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"