A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years, from the Soviet invasion to post-Taliban rebuilding, a story that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. Two generations of characters are brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives are inextricable from the history playing out around them. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.
2007 Sep 24 Thousand Splendid Suns
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