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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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Jul 17, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: adult-fiction, historical-fiction, islam, high-school, family-relationships, friendship, grief, multicultural, survival, war, prhs-library
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Read in August, 2008

After reading "The Kite Runner," I was told by a reliable source that this, Hosseini's second best-seller, was "not as compelling." I totally disagree!!!!! Not only does "A Thousand Splendid Suns" provide a thorough account of Afghanistan's history for the past 40 years, the story of the lives of Mariam and Laila and their families is heart-breaking but beautiful. It also made me think twice about complaining of the daily difficulties and annoyances faced in my life and in this country. What the citizens, especially women, of Afghanistan have endured is tragic but inspiring. Some of the violence and abuse was hard for me to read through - it's so very sad that such things go on in our modern world. Nevertheless, I highly recommend this book!

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