A thousand splendid suns: A Novel

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After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. 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.

A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.

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ISBN:
9781594483851
159448385
9781508219286
9780743554459
9780743592369
9780743567602
9781101010907
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After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today.

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.

A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.

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subject_facet Afghanistan -- Fiction, Afghanistan -- History -- Fiction, Afghanistan -- Social conditions -- Fiction, Arranged marriage -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Domestic fiction, FICTION / General, FICTION / Literary, Families -- Afghanistan -- Fiction, Family -- Fiction, Intergenerational relations -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Male friendship -- Fiction
title_display A thousand splendid suns
title_full A Thousand Splendid Suns, A Thousand Splendid Suns A Novel, A thousand splendid suns / Khaled Hosseini, A thousand splendid suns [electronic resource] / Khaled Hosseini, A thousand splendid suns [sound recording] / Khaled Hosseini
title_short A thousand splendid suns
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Arranged marriage, Audiobooks, Families, Family, Fiction, History, Intergenerational relations, Literature, Loss (Psychology), Male friendship, Social conditions