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A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years – from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding – that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives – the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness – are inextricable from the history playing out around them.

Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love – a stunning accomplishment.

About the Author
KHALED HOSSEINI was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. His first novel, The Kite Runner, was an instant international bestseller, in over fifty territories. In 2006, he was named a US Envoy to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. His second novel, the number one national bestseller, A Thousand Splendid Suns, was published in 2007. Hosseini’s two novels have sold over 37 million copies. In 2007, Khaled started The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan to help alleviate suffering and build healthy communities. He lives in Northern California.


PHOTO CREDIT : KHALED HOSSEINI

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