A Thousand Splendid Suns

ISBN: 9781526604767
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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.
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Based on 3 reviews
Alya Syakira
Totally heartbreaking in the most beautiful way

The characters here feel so human. Khaled is brilliant in bringing them to life - he's an amazing author, words fall short on what to praise him with. Brilliant writing and quotes. Honestly one of the best I've read so far. If anyone still has doubts about buying this book, please let this be the review that pushes you to go ahead and do it.

Tiong Yong Keu
A Thousand Splendid Suns

This book was not an easy read - not because it was poorly written, indeed the author did a masterful job. But this book brings history to life in a very personal way, and so many things were really hard to read about. It is astonishing how Afghanistan went, in a relatively short period of time, from free to Communism, to civil war, to religious oppression, and now, hopefully, back to freedom. The things these women went through is incredible.

Vhikna Rubeni Navindran
Beautiful, simply beautiful

Khaled is an amazing author. This book helps us to look at the other side of the world without any prejudice