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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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A Thousand Splendid Suns (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Khaled Hosseini

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Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in war-torn Kabul, losses incurred over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage.
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Title:A Thousand Splendid Suns
Authors:Khaled Hosseini
Info:Riverhead Hardcover (2007), Hardcover, 384 pages
Collections:Removed from Library, Favorites
Rating:*****
Tags:read in 2007, borrowed, fiction

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this book discuss about the rights of women
  hackedkiara | Oct 14, 2021 |
The novel focuses on the challenging life, tears, and humanity.
  Mazahirraja | Oct 4, 2021 |
I started this book while travelling back to Chandigarh and ended it on my first kindle; so this book has special place in my heart.

I literally had tears in my eyes by the time I finished the book. It's the story of immense endurance and strength in the backdrop of a tyrannous series of regimes extending nearly three decades in Afghanistan. There's a lot to be said about this book and I feel extremely luck to be born in a stable democracy.

The story primarily revolves around two women, Mariam and Laila, born nearly two decades apart but unfortunately married to the same douche bag. Initially unwelcoming to each other, love blossoms in the hostile conditions they live in.

It's nicely written and gives a peek into the largely unexplored Afghan culture.
"Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always, you remember that, Mariam"

“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,
Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”
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  aksh04ay | Sep 21, 2021 |
A splendid book.


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  _Marcia_94_ | Sep 21, 2021 |
I've never been one to believe those quotes/reviews of newspapers or famous people of the back of a book. But to describe this book in particular I can only quote what's printed on the back written in the Atlanta Journal Constitution."This engaging, heartbreaking novel soars." ( )
  Saraiest | Sep 17, 2021 |
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Hosseini doesn’t seem entirely comfortable writing about the inner lives of women and often resorts to stock phrases. Yet Hosseini succeeds in carrying readers along because he understands the power of emotion as few other popular writers do.
 
Anyone whose heart strings were pulled by Khaled Hosseini's first, hugely successful novel, The Kite Runner, should be more than satisfied with this follow-up. Hosseini is skilled at telling a certain kind of story, in which events that may seem unbearable - violence, misery and abuse - are made readable.
added by mikeg2 | editThe Guardian, Natasha Walter (May 19, 2007)
 
Vi følger to afghanske kvinners liv gjennom tre tiår med krig og Talibans tyranni. Mariam er en harami ­– uekte datter av en rik forretningsmann. Laila en oppvakt og moderne jente fra Kabul.

Gjennom skjebnens luner forenes deres veier, og de blir allierte i kamp mot en brutal ektemann og et krigersk, kvinneundertrykkende samfunn.

Hosseini gir en brutal, men nyansert beskrivelse av den patriarkalske despotismen som gjør kvinner avhengige av fedre, ektemenn og sønner. Men tross all sorg og urettferdighet, vold og fattigdom, mord og henrettelser, løfter Hosseini og hans kvinnelige hovedpersoner leseren med seg videre og nekter oss å gi opp håpet.

"Nok en kunstnerisk triumf og garantert bestselger fra denne fryktløse forfatteren."
Kirkus Review

"I tilfelle du skulle lure på om Khaled Hosseinis Tusen strålende soler er like god som Drageløperen er svaret: Nei. Den er bedre."
Washington Post

"En uimotståelig beretning."
NRK Kulturnytt
 

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Hosseini, Khaledprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bourgeois, ValérieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Caspersen, Alis FriisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Divjak, DarjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Elazar, ZilaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hansen, WTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jęczmyk, AnnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kāẓimī, BītāTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Li, JingyiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This book is dedicated to Haris and Farah, both the noor of my eyes, and to the women of Afghanistan.
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Mariam was five years old the first time she heard the word harami.
[Afterword] For almost three decades now, the Afghan refugee crisis has been one of the most severe around the globe.
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Nobody could count the moons that shined on her roofs,
or the thousand splendid suns that hid behind her walls
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Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in war-torn Kabul, losses incurred over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage.

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