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BUDDY READ: HISTORICAL FICTION > A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini - Starting 1st November, 2017

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At once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.

Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them - in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul - they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.


This book is being read as our November Group-Buddy-Read. If you join in after Noevmber, then feel free to let me know of the same so that I can make the changes.


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Okay, so it's the 1st and we're officially starting to read this book today. Anybody interested in joining? :)


Pratik Purohit (pratikpurohit) me me me ✋


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Yes! :D


Chinmay Janbandhu | 3 comments Hey! I've completed the book and I am in awe. This is one of the finest books I've ever come across!
At first I was a bit confused about the story coming in two aspects. But as they meet at one point, it made a clear sense and what followed that were series of tragic events and how these women endured a miserable lives of submission and self-denial.
The ending was what I had guessed but it was brutal and moving. I could feel myself mourning and sobbing. It was an amazing experience and I hope you all would like it too!


Fuzaila (feistyhijabi) I had read this book few months back and devoured it. Best of Hosseini in my opinion. Wish I could have joined in here but with my tight schedule reread is not even an option. I'll try adding my comments though. Hm1appy reading! 😊


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