Jun 5, 2012

Dusty Reads #11: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini!

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted by Giselle @ Xpresso Reads, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on our home shelf for some time. 
Books don't have to be 'x' years old. If you've had the book for a few months without reading it, it's dusty! ;)

This time I have a book that I've been planning to buy & read for years now, because I've heard how amazing it is, so I finally bought it over a year ago, and around the same time I bought The Kite Runner, too (here they were translated & published by different publishers, so I bought them from different bookstores), anyway, I read The Kite Runner around this time last year, and yeah, it was good, so I was looking forward to reading A Thousand Splendid Suns, but hadn't gotten around to this one. Of course, I have to be in a mood for this type of book ;) Hopefully, this year I will!

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.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, A Thousand Splendid Suns sounds interesting. Might have to go and check it out.
    Thanks so much for passing by!