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The Resource The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Label
The Kite Runner
Title
The Kite Runner
Statement of responsibility
Khaled Hosseini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies. Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America's most treasured writers
Summary
Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2004.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2004.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2003.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
072328
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hosseini, Khaled
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drama
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Kite Runner
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:15290c24-219f-4a1f-9cf9-4713663717db
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101217238
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Kite Runner
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:15290c24-219f-4a1f-9cf9-4713663717db
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101217238
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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