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  • Published: New York : Riverhead Books, 2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Description: 372 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 830

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  • 9781594489501
  • 9781594483851


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A thousand splendid suns

by Hosseini, Khaled.

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1000 splendid suns

what a story. we read this in book club and had a great discussion


A gripping and mind-blowing book following two women in Afghanistan from 1959 to 2003. Both were loved as girls, though one was raised traditionally and one was raised as a free-thinker. Both, however, were caught in circumstances outside of their control, and then given to a man who controlled them in a society that did not value women.

How they experienced life, how they survived the daily and yearly traumas, how they formed relationships that gave them strength to endure was both heartbreaking and heartening.

How people around the world endure and recover from decades of violence and war baffles me. This book makes me grateful for the life I have, and feel more responsible than ever for the actions of my country. We are complicit in the pain of others, but we must be aware.

Read this book. Learn. Care.

Maybe even voice an opinion and act.

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