6.11.2007

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns



A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

After the runaway success of The Kite Runner, I'm sure my colleagues and I weren't the only ones anticipating this new release from bestseller Hosseini.

Again, the setting is Afghanistan, but this time Hosseini uses two women as his main characters, switching between their stories until they become hopelessly entwined. The story begins in 1970s and plays through today, encompassing 9/11, the Taliban, and the switches in rule in this turbulent nation.

I can't really discuss the plot without giving things away, but suffice to say that this is another engaging, beautifully written novel that will break your heart and raise your spirits.

Highly recommended!

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