A thousand splendid suns: A Novel

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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.

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9781594489501
9781508219286
159448385
9781602850330
9781436154444
9781428142787
160285033
9781594483851
9781101010907
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Level 5.4, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
830L
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Grouped Work ID e79267c4-b523-c1eb-5f46-d7dd2c2dc13b
Grouping Title thousand splendid suns
Grouping Author hosseini khaled
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-25 22:58:20PM
Last Indexed 2018-09-25 00:02:15AM

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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.

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.

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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subject_facet Afghanistan -- Fiction, Afghanistan -- Social conditions -- Fiction, Arranged marriage -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Families -- Fiction, Large type books
title_display A thousand splendid suns
title_full A Thousand Splendid Suns, A Thousand Splendid Suns A Novel, A thousand splendid suns / Khaled Hosseini, A thousand splendid suns [sound recording] / by Khaled Hosseini, A thousand splendid suns [text (large print)] / Khaled Hosseini
title_short A thousand splendid suns
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Arranged marriage, Audiobooks, Families, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Social conditions