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A Thousand Splendid Suns

Label
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Title
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Statement of responsibility
Khaled Hosseini
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Language
eng
Summary
After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. 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 of family, 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
Summary
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
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2007.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2007.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Adult Fiction, 2008.
  • British Book Award for the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year, 2008.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2008
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161096
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Index
no index present
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830
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
A Thousand Splendid Suns
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OVERDRIVE:f85389b2-f135-4432-8162-e0956f7e72a2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101010907
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f85389b2-f135-4432-8162-e0956f7e72a2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101010907
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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