A Thousand Splendid Suns
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THE RICHARD & JUDY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

`A suspenseful epic' Daily Telegraph

`A triumph' Financial Times

`Heartbreaking' Mail on Sunday

`Deeply moving' Sunday Times

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 30mm | 232g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK open market ed
  • 1526604760
  • 9781526604767
  • 17,601

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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 * A masterful narrative ... He is a storyteller of dizzying power * Evening Standard * Hosseini has that rare thing, a Dickensian knack for storytelling * Daily Telegraph * A gripping tale ... It is, too a powerful portrait of female suffering and endurance under the Taliban * Daily Mail * A beautifully crafted and disturbing story ... As unforgettable as The Kite Runner, this novel places us in Afghanistan with an open heart -- Isabel Allende A heartfelt saga that encompasses romance and melodrama, personal and political intrigue, the onslaught of war and dispossession * Independent * If he cut his teeth by writing about his countrymen, it is the plight of Afghanistan's women that has brought him to realise his full powers as a novelist * The Times * A Thousand Splendid Suns has all the particularity of a novel and all the force of a fable ... It reads, in many ways, like an old-fashioned romance adventure * Mail on Sunday * Hosseini has done it again ... A Thousand Splendid Suns is a triumph. In Khaled Hosseini, Afghanistan has at last found a voice * Financial Times *
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About Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is the author of The Kite Runner, which was a major film and was a Book of the Decade, chosen by The Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian. A Thousand Splendid Suns was the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year in 2008. And the Mountains Echoed was chosen for the Richard & Judy Summer Book Club in 2014, and readers voted it as their favourite of all the titles. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 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. Sea Prayer, his fourth book, was inspired by Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015. Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and lives in northern California.

khaledhosseini.com @khaledhosseini
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