A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini

  • Release Date: 2007-05-22
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,554 Ratings

Description

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews

  • Perfect

    5
    By PatiF815
    I’m touched beyond words having read this beautiful story.
  • Heartwrenching

    5
    By KavitaD
    This books allows readers to experience the abuse woman go through in the Middle East, it also gives readers an insights on war from an Afghans perspective. It's heartbreaking and gut twisting. It's not a book for those with a faint heart and fragile emotional capacity. It will leave you crying and enlightened.
  • Favorite of all time

    5
    By HMF14
    I have re-read this book about once a year for nearly a decade. Only of the most beautiful and moving stories ever, told through a compelling and gripping plot. A fascinating cultural study of a nation, spanning decades and speckled with real historical events that seem to make the story even more personal. My all time favorite, worth every read!
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    5
    By JimJoyce
    One of the very best books I have ever read. Highly recommended.
  • Predictable

    3
    By I.read.stuff
    After reading this book, I wouldn’t lie in saying it was a good read.. how ever I feel it was very predictable. The author would always have something really good happen, but with the opposite event happening on the very next page. It’s pretty depressing. Because of that you could always guess what’s going to happen.. and it would :( I recommend it, how ever, for its history of Afghanistan and it was a good read over all.
  • A thousand splendid suns

    5
    By AMAZING VIDEO EDIT
    The best book I’ve read in years
  • ❤️

    5
    By Jan djd
    Great book!
  • A must read!

    5
    By Hales111
    This novel is nothing short of amazing. It is well-written, real, dark, passionate. Easily one of the best! I️ am completely moved by the story. It will change your heart!
  • Outstanding!!!

    5
    By domoisadinosaur -jennayyy 🌸
    Although I had to read this for school, I enjoyed it so much; I couldn't even put the book down! I would read for hours and stay up at night just to know what happened next! I would definitely reccomend this book.
  • kakietale

    5
    By KaylaO.
    i thought this was an incredible book i couldn't put it down. this isn't the type of book i normally pick up but i would recommend this to anyone and everyone. it really opened my eyes to the hardships people face everyday. she wrote this book fantastically!! great read