OverviewAfter more than two years on the bestseller lists and over four million copies in print, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous 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.
I haven't read any books about Afghanistan.
This book was such a beautiful story about the friendship of two women. It is well written and sometimes hard to read. But, I couldn't put it down.
Just to know that the book is written by a man makes it even better. To have that kind of perspective into the world of a Muslim woman, in a place like Kabul, makes him an excellent writer. I will be looking for more of his books. His characters are very well developed. I felt that I could smell the food and hear the begging of the widows on the street corners. Get a big box of tissues if you decide to read the book. Love, love, love it. Four Stars from me ****