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A Thousand Splendid Suns

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      A Thousand Splendid Suns'is a contemporary novel that tells a gripping story of two women with contradictory attitudes and how their decisions shape future generations. A marvelous work of fiction which brings an untold side of Afghanistan in limelight, this novel is irresistible. Khalid Hosseini has once again depicted a plethora of human emotions and beauty of Afghanistan through his distinctive story telling. These books became number one New York Times bestseller for fifteen weeks following its release and according to the author, it is a "mother-daughter story". It won the Book Sense book of the year award for fiction and the Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year in 2008.The title of the book is an inspiration from a line in the poem "Kabul" by the 17th-century Iranian poet Saib Tabrizi. This novel is set in Afghanistan from the early 1960s to the early 2000s. This period saw some of the ugliest phases in Afghanistan as it witnessed the Russian invasion, Taliban rule and American intervention. It revolves around two women, Mariam and Laila, who have contradictory attitudes and very little in common. However, a series of unfortunate events and dramatic changes intertwine their lives and their subsequent friendship and support for each other is the gest of this book. Khalid Hosseini takes us through an unforgettable journey of war, misery, troubles, losses and ultimately the divine fate. Along with these two brave women, the hardcore Pashtun, Rasheed give a different angle to this saga. On a wider perspective, 'A Thousand Splendid Suns'is a contemporary reflection of Afghani women and their womanhood. About the author Khalid Hosseini rose to fame with his debut novel, 'The Kite Runner'which got universal acclam. Hosseini is an Afghan-born American novelist and physician who was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to France and finally settled in United States of America. He graduated from Independence High School in San Jose in 1984 and has a bachelor's degree in biology from Santa Clara University, in 1988. He completed his M.D. in 1993 from University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. His book 'The Kite Runner'spent 101 weeks on the The New York Times Best Seller list and is regarded as one of the best contemporary works on Afghanistan. Thus the book 'A Thousand Splendid Suns'is an incredible read and is easily available online at amazon.in.

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    • Author Khaled Hosseini
      Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing India Private Limited, Indian edition
      Language English
      Number of Pages 419
      Dimensions 29 x 20 x 3 cm
      Binding Paperback
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    About the AuthorAbout the Author: Khaled Hosseini was born in Afghanistan, but currently lives in California. He moved to America when his family got political asylum in the year 1980. He works as a physician in USA and is also the author of the bestselling novel The Kite Runner, which was made into a movie and a graphic novel. The Kite Runner was his first book and the Penguin/Orange Broadband Readers' Group Prize winner from 2006 to 2009. The film adaption of his first book was nominated for three British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.

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