A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

by KhaledHosseini (Author), Leoni Atossa (Reader)

Synopsis

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 offamily, 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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Format: Audio CD
Edition: Abridged edition
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published: 22 May 2007

ISBN 10: 1847371167
ISBN 13: 9781847371164
Prizes: Winner of British Book Awards: Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year Award 2008. Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2009 and British Book Awards: Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award 2008 and British Book Awards: Reader's Digest Author of the Year Award 2008.