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message 1: by Felicia, Head of Team Quarterly & BOTM (new)

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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.


Mayonn I just ordered my copy from Amazon. Excited to begin reading it. :-)


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Christine Marshall | 78 comments This is gonna be a hard one for me to get into, I am usually into mystery and suspense; I just bought my kindle ebook copy and read the first twenty pages... It seems to be a hard to follow the customs there will be quite a few dictionary look ups for me. It will be a challenge but I am up for it!


Marissa | 1109 comments Part One
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Charley Girl (charleygirl9) | 680 comments Christine wrote: "This is gonna be a hard one for me to get into, I am usually into mystery and suspense; I just bought my kindle ebook copy and read the first twenty pages... It seems to be a hard to follow the cus..."

I'm big into mystery and thrillers. I'm going to start now. I hope it just takes a bit to get into it.


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Christine Marshall | 78 comments Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.”

Hosseini, Khaled. A Thousand Splendid Suns (p. 7). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. Could there be a truer statement in the affairs of women in that part of the world? We are so lucky, here in the United States to be able to even speak what is right, before both men and women...


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Christine Marshall | 78 comments Jinn- a supernatural set of creatures below angels or demons, of Muslim Culture... this is my first book of learning of a different culture and religion than mine, so this will be a very interesting journey... so far it seems as if Miriam has had quite the terrible life.


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Marissa | 1109 comments Part Two
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Marissa | 1109 comments Part Three
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Charley Girl (charleygirl9) | 680 comments Christine wrote: "Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.”

Hosseini, Khaled. A Thousand Splendid Suns (p. 7). Penguin Publishing Gro..."


Nanna seems a bit pessimistic, right?


Mayonn "...Where I come from, a woman's face is her husband's business only. I want you to remember that. Do you understand?"
Hosseini, Khaled. A Thousand Splendid Suns (p. 63).

An unsettling quote...


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Caroline | 1727 comments Part One
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Charley Girl (charleygirl9) | 680 comments Caroline wrote: "Part One

It was sad that Mariam didn't make friends with the other women! I think her life would be better if she had, since now she basically only talks to her husband and he is awful to her! The..."


Agreed! Why pebbles? I so wanted Mariam to become friends with someone!


Caroline | 1727 comments Part Two
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Caroline | 1727 comments Part Three
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Caroline | 1727 comments Part Four
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Mayonn When you don't want a book to end and you're reading the last few pages very slowly... That's me today, have about six more pages left to finish the book and I just don't want it to end. It is such a good read!!


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