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A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author(s): Khaled Hosseini

Location(s): Herat, Kabul

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s to 2000s



At times this can be a harrowing book, in which the author paints brutal scenes but it always retains, especiallythrough the characters of Mariam and Laila, a humanity, tremendous spirit and love. They overcome the challenges that have faced women over centuries in Afghanistan.

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This book sucks the reader into the world of Afghanistan – utterly rivetting. Selena Jones

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One of the best books I’ve ever read!

Author: Charl

This truly is one of the best written, most emotional books I’ve ever read. It so completely evocative of Afghanistan and the cultural difficulties for the women there at the time. The description of...

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