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Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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A Thousand Splendid Suns, the spectacular new novel by Khaled Hosseini, follows on the heels of The Kite Runner, Hosseini's best-selling first novel. This book tells the dramatic story of an unlikely friendship between two women, Mariam and Laila, who are married to the same man. The story takes us through each of their lives before the Russians enter Afghanistan, into the ...more
Paperback, 89 pages
Published April 7th 2008 by Bookclub-In-A-Box (first published February 11th 2008)
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Tammy Dabros-Wulf / Talymada TheLuckyLibrarian

Layers upon layers of great writing. So very difficult to put it down. Every twist and turn of this story was laid out perfectly. I know I will read it again and believe all women can learn volumes from reading this. I only found it difficult to believe that it was written by a man. Bravo!
Lyn Pickering
Aug 11, 2014 Lyn Pickering rated it it was amazing
A Thousand Splendid Suns was a brilliantly written portrait of two Afghani women, Miriam and Laila. Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, writes with unusual depth and sensitivity of the often brutal treatment of women in a male-dominated society. The story is tense and gripping, and the recent historical background under Afghanistan's kaleidoscope of Islamic regimes is insightful. My only reservation is the the switch of tenses in the narrative towards the end of the book.
Oct 15, 2014 Maqeksi rated it really liked it
Once I have recovered from the emotional rollercoaster that this piece of art took me on, I shall revert back with a more eloquent review, but for now dear friend, "GO READ THIS BOOK"
Tirna Sarkar
Feb 16, 2015 Tirna Sarkar rated it really liked it
I loved the book. It was heart-warming at the same time heart wrenching.
Jane Lee
Jul 13, 2014 Jane Lee rated it really liked it
A fabulous must- read for US women to understand the struggle of Afghan women.
Mousumi Bhattacharya
Dec 08, 2014 Mousumi Bhattacharya rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Not as good as kite runner but worth reading.
Carol Kipta
Aug 21, 2014 Carol Kipta rated it really liked it
Great book who recommend to anyone
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Dec 13, 2010 Deborah Spencer rated it it was amazing
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Mar 15, 2014 Shirley rated it really liked it
For a book with a message and alot of sadness, this book was very readable and I didn't want to put it down. Amazing to think this all happened so recently.
Jul 24, 2011 Norm rated it really liked it
Not the Kite Runner but interesting. It's flat in places but the story keeps moving. The intertwining of two lives is cleaver - you wonder for awhile how they will be connected. And you are ready for the villain to get his.
Carol Catinari
Aug 28, 2009 Carol Catinari rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book much more than The Kite Runner, although it probably runs the same pitfalls. The intertwined tale of the two main characters (both women), their families, their travails, makes for a good read.
Jun 08, 2011 Christine rated it it was amazing
An amazing book for women. The book showed such loyalty and strength while their country changed before their eyes.
Feb 17, 2009 Amber added it
well this was very depressing yet interesting...a dry story of two afghani girls..must read that
was depressed for 2 days after i read this!
Christie Arlotta
Aug 13, 2009 Christie Arlotta rated it really liked it
Shelves: women, 2009
sad but a good read.
Oct 05, 2010 Aoann rated it liked it
not as good as the first.
Sarah Natwick
Apr 13, 2012 Sarah Natwick rated it it was amazing
Love love love this book.
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life, what all experiences you go through life and still manage to survive.
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As an educator, school librarian, writer, book-talk presenter and facilitator, Marilyn loves to read and talk about books. Her enthusiasm for reading and sharing led her to unite her two favorite things: people and pages. In turn, this led to the creation of Bookclub-in-a-Box, the ultimate discussion companion for contemporary works of literary fiction. Marilyn is always looking for a great debate ...more
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