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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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Jan 21, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Read in January, 2008

This book made me desperately sad, but in the good desperatley sad way. The two main characters are women, and as a woman myself, following the events of their tragic lives made me see Afghanistan in a different light. I was especially effected by the descriptions of wearing a burqa. I had expected it to be some sort of punishment, some horrible torturous item forced on them by their domineering husbands, but their reaction was completely different, at least at first. They felt prized and treasured when their husband asked them to wear it, and it took me awhile to process that. Overall, a very interesting, very sad book that gave insights into the lives of the women of Afghanistan.

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