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A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

Paperback Published: June 2008
ISBN: 9780747585893
Number Of Pages: 432

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Winner of British Book Awards: Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year Award 2008.

Shortlisted for Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2009 and

British Book Awards: Reader's Digest Author of the Year Award 2008 and

British Book Awards: Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award 2008.

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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 international bestseller, published in thirty-four countries. In 2006 he was named a US goodwill envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in northern California.

Industry Reviews

'In case you're wondering whether A Thousand Splendid Suns is as good as The Kite Runner, here's the answer: No. It's better' Washington Post 'Only the hardest of hearts could fail to be as moved' Glamour 'A masterful narrative ... He is a storyteller of dizzying power' Evening Standard 'Hosseini has that rare thing, a Dickensian knack for storytelling' Daily Telegraph

ISBN: 9780747585893
ISBN-10: 074758589X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: June 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1

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Khaled Hosseini

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 international bestseller, published in forty countries.

Hosseini is a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

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