Monday, April 8, 2013

A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013 - H

H is for Husseini, Khaled - A Thousand Splendid Suns

For this year’s A-Z Challenge, I have chosen to
highlight some of the authors and their books, that

we, in our book club, have either read, as a group,

separately  or have been recommended by someone

in our on-line group.

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.


 As we read this stunning book, we learned not only the ways of other lands and cultures but of the intense culture differences, in lands to lands and times to times.  A splendid read!!!

If you'd like to check out or join our facebook, book club, please, select the link,  What to Read Next

Also considered:

Harvell, Richard - The Bells
Hill, Lawrence - The Book of Negroes
Hoffman, Alice - The Dovekeepers


  1. I read and loved the Kite Runner, so I imagine I would love this one, too. Good to know it was well-liked by your group!

    1. Thanks you for your comment. We really did like this book, a real eye opener.

  2. Loved both of these novels... they were very different but very similar... ok one will just have to read it to understand what I mean. Great H" word!

    1. I haven't yet read Kite runner, but really enjoyed this book. Thanks Pat.

  3. Very cool to share the love, one writer to another.

  4. Thanks Kate. I'm not a writer, but I do love to read. As a group we discover what we like and individually we have our favorite books, too. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Love his books and cannot wait for the new release. :)


    1. Thanks for stopping by. What is coming out next?


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