H is for Husseini, Khaled - A Thousand Splendid Suns
For this year’s A-Z Challenge, I have
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!!!
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