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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 (Author)

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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.
Member:bmaynard
Title:A Thousand Splendid Suns
Authors:Khaled Hosseini (Author)
Info:Riverhead (2007), 372 pages
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must read if u r Hosseini's fan ( )
  devendradave | Sep 1, 2020 |
I loved The Kite Runner and the reviews I read prior to reading this were that it wasn't as good. I enjoyed it as much or more probably because it was from a woman's perspective and also because it was more realistic in some respects. The last part of the Kite Runner where he tracks down his friend's son seemed a bit far fetched to me. ( )
  baruthcook | Aug 26, 2020 |
Great book. But not really something to be read in public. It was quite embarrassing the number of tears I shed
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  Damiella | Aug 18, 2020 |
Very Moving

Having read this before I read "The Kite Runner," I was very impressed. I think "A Thousand Splendid Suns" was the better book. The characters in both books are three-dimensional, but in "A Thousand Splendid Suns," Hosseini seems to hit all the right chords with the actions of the characters. Even in a relationship that is clearly odd by my standards, the characters develop an understandable platonic love for each other. Their relationship develops slowly and realistically. Whereas "The Kite Runner" seemed to focus more on a country gone mad, "A Thousand Splendid Suns" focuses on two women becoming self-aware. ( )
  mvblair | Aug 9, 2020 |
I completely did not want this book to end. Khaled Hosseini, I wish to write like you and I will read every book you publish. Hosseini effectively weaves the history of Afghanistan together with very personal stories of his characters trying to just live their lives. This book is poetic and yet very accessible and easy to read. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to be pulled quickly into a deep dive into another world with a roller coaster of emotions and experiences in your path. ( )
  jjpseattle | Aug 2, 2020 |
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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
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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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