A Thousand Splendid Suns


by Khaled Hosseini

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.

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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.

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Book Condition

Used – Good




419 pages, 112x180x27mm


May 5, 2008 by Bloomsbury (first published 2007)


Fiction, Contemporary, Historical Fiction


British Book Award, Best Read of the Year (2008), Book Sense Book of the Year Award, Adult Fiction (2008), California Book Award, Fiction (Silver) (2007), Exclusive Books Boeke Prize Nominee (2007), Lincoln Award Nominee (2011)

A Thousand Splendid Suns


1 in stock