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A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini
New York : Riverhead Books, 2007
PS3608 .O832 T56 2007

After more than two years on the bestseller lists with The Kite Runner, and with more than four million copies in print, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enourmous contemporary relevance.

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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