A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini

  • Release Date: 2007-05-22
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
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Description

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews

  • A thousand Suns

    5
    By Anele zalez
    Well written, so deep and understanding of the Afghan culture.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Gg (:
    Best book ever! Ending was so sweet❤️
  • Thank you Khalid Hosseini !

    5
    By Taft Eagles
    This is such a beautiful and inspired book, I am so grateful to the author for producing this gem. It is not only a riveting storyline but a historic experience for the reader. This is my third book over several years by this talented author. I hope to read another soon.
  • Review

    5
    By Paovkfjsnsb
    Great story
  • Hard to put down!

    5
    By Lena Thomas
    This is now one of my favorite books! Some parts were predictable only because you know somethings are too good to be true for his characters. It brings real insight into the problems of Afghanistan and the oppression of women. I highly recommend reading this book! I also loved Kite Runner, but this one was my favorite!!
  • Perfect

    5
    By PatiF815
    I’m touched beyond words having read this beautiful story.
  • Heartwrenching

    5
    By KavitaD
    This books allows readers to experience the abuse woman go through in the Middle East, it also gives readers an insights on war from an Afghans perspective. It's heartbreaking and gut twisting. It's not a book for those with a faint heart and fragile emotional capacity. It will leave you crying and enlightened.
  • Favorite of all time

    5
    By HMF14
    I have re-read this book about once a year for nearly a decade. Only of the most beautiful and moving stories ever, told through a compelling and gripping plot. A fascinating cultural study of a nation, spanning decades and speckled with real historical events that seem to make the story even more personal. My all time favorite, worth every read!
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    5
    By JimJoyce
    One of the very best books I have ever read. Highly recommended.
  • Predictable

    3
    By I.read.stuff
    After reading this book, I wouldn’t lie in saying it was a good read.. how ever I feel it was very predictable. The author would always have something really good happen, but with the opposite event happening on the very next page. It’s pretty depressing. Because of that you could always guess what’s going to happen.. and it would :( I recommend it, how ever, for its history of Afghanistan and it was a good read over all.