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A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, the #1 New York Times bestseller 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.

"Just as good, if not better, than Khaled Hosseini's best-selling first book, The Kite Runner."--Newsweek

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.

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 06/01/2007
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.28h x 6.40w x 1.25d
ISBN: 9781594489501
Age Range: 18-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.4
Point Value: 16
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 117933 / Thousand Splendid Suns

Award: Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers - Nominee
Award: Tayshas Reading - Commended
Award: Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award - Nominee
Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Winner

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/01/2007 pg. 68
Publishers Weekly 02/26/2007 pg. 52
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2007 pg. 187
Booklist 03/01/2007 pg. 39
Library Journal 03/15/2007 pg. 58
Vanity Fair 06/01/2007 pg. 68
People Weekly 05/28/2007 pg. 59
Entertainment Weekly 05/25/2007 pg. 86
Best of Book Sense/First 5 Yrs 06/01/2007 pg. 1
Time 12/24/2007 pg. 78
People Weekly 12/31/2007 pg. 59
Entertainment Weekly 12/28/2007 pg. 83
Entertainment Weekly 01/25/2008 pg. 75
Booklist Editors Choice/Adult 01/01/2008 pg. 10
Booklist Ed Choice Adu Bk YA's 01/01/2008 pg. 11
ALA Best Books Young Adults 01/01/2008 pg. 1

About the Author
Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

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