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A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel

A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel

Written by Khaled Hosseini

Narrated by Atossa Leoni


A Thousand Splendid Suns: A Novel

Written by Khaled Hosseini

Narrated by Atossa Leoni

ratings:
4.5/5 (915 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Released:
May 22, 2007
ISBN:
9780743567619
Format:
Audiobook

Description

AFTER MORE THAN TWO YEARS ON THE BESTSELLER LISTS, 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, heartwrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love -- a stunning accomplishment.
Released:
May 22, 2007
ISBN:
9780743567619
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved authors. His novels The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed have sold over 55 million copies all over the world. Hosseini is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and lives in northern California



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  • Khaled Hosseini pulled off a rare feat for a writer: He followed up his mega-hit "The Kite Runner" with this novel of equal caliber. Over 30 years of Afghanistan's war-torn history is told through the lives of two women from different generations.

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Reader reviews

  • (5/5)
    Strong female characters.
  • (5/5)
    I loved this book.
  • (4/5)
    Beautifully written, poignant
  • (5/5)
    A wonderful engrossing narrative
  • (5/5)
    Just a beautiful book.
  • (4/5)
    30 years of the history of Afghanistan and a very sad story.