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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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Apr 04, 09

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Read in November, 2007

Khaled Hosseini's second novel is as spell-binding and compelling as his first!!!

From dust jacket:

"A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years - from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding-that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives-the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness-are inextricable from the history playing out around them.

Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made 'The Kite Runner' a beloved classic, A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love-a stunning accomplishment."



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