Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed.

 

Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter.

 

When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.

 

Reviews

 

“'In case you're wondering whether A Thousand Splendid Suns is as good as The Kite Runner, here's the answer: No. It's better'” –  Washington Post

 

“'Only the hardest of hearts could fail to be as moved'” –  Glamour

 

“'A masterful narrative ... He is a storyteller of dizzying power'” –  Evening Standard

 

“'Hosseini has that rare thing, a Dickensian knack for storytelling'” –  Daily Telegraph

Khaled Hosseini - A Thousand Splendid Suns

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