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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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Jun 03, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: loved-it, big-read

Although I think Kite Runner was a better book, I think I might have enjoyed this one more. The women's perspective made it hit so much closer to home (plus, I am very impressed at the male author's ability to write such realistic female characters). The suffering in their lives seemed to outweigh the happiness, but they still found contentment and strength. It makes me feel weak while simultaneously helping me see that I will have those hidden reserves of strength if I need them.

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Melanee Parker For a significant portion of the time that I spent reading this book, my prevailing thoughts were of violent things happening to Rasheed's... "manhood." I did take time later to consider the meaning of the book, the suffering of the characters, and the thousands of women who live like Mariam and Laila every day, but I consider this a prime example of what a shallow reader I am.

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