Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is the amazing story of two women living in Afghanistan. The book spans thirty years and takes you through the actual history of Afghanistan. From the Soviet invasion through the American overthrow of the Taliban, these two women, who are so different, find themselves together in a unique relationship. This is Hosseini's second novel. His first novel, The Kite Runner, was also amazing, but this one served as a beautiful, hopeful follow-up that really touched my heart. Read this book if you want to learn a lot about Afghanistan, if you love reading about human nature, or if you simply love the beauty of language. I give it a 10 out of 10.

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