I couldn't put this book down - loved it. I bought it used and was delighted at the speed it arrived at my door. The condition of the book was as good, if not better, than described by the seller. Would certainly buy from this source again.
I didn't think that Khaled Hosseini could top The Kite Runner, but he did it with A ThousandSplendidSuns. He brings you right to a neighborhood in Afghanistan and paints a clear picture of life in Kabul during this time frame. I couldn't put it down. Read it in one day!
A Thousand Splended Suns
I read this book and it was wonderful. Love th e Kite Runner and this was just a good.
As I read this book it reminded me of A ThousandSplendidSuns by Khaled Hosseini. Sonia marries into the family of Laghari. She is a very strong minded and independent woman. She makes the trip back to the Laghari homeland for a conference. Against her son's wishes. With all the fighting and cultural differences going on in that part of the world her son is right to worry about his mother. But Sonia goes anyway. Sonia wrote a book about taking a trip of going on the Which is a trip to Mecca. But she was dressed as a man and once there she switched to being a woman. This got her barred from the >umma,the Islamic world. This is why it isn't a good idea for Sonia to be here. Then all Hell breaks loose as the whole place is taken for prisoner. Everyone at the conference is taken prisoner. Sonia has to use her skills to keep everyone safe while Theo, her son tries to get them all out alive. Do they all get out alive? You'll have to read the book to find out.
Very engaging and suspenceful. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to understand more about the culture of Afghanistan through fiction.
After more than 189 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list for The Kite Runner, 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 ThousandSplendidSuns 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