A Thousand Splendid Suns

Written by Khaled Hosseini

Published in

About "A Thousand Splendid Suns"

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.--front flap


Genres
  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Contemporary
  • Novels
  • Historical
  • War
  • Adult Fiction
  • Adult
  • Drama
  • Literature
awards
  • British Book Award for Best Read of the Year (2008)
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction (2008)
  • California Book Award for Fiction (Silver) (2007)
  • Exclusive Books Boeke Prize Nominee (2007)
  • Lincoln Award Nominee (2011)
ISBN9781594489501pages372publisherRiverhead Booksseriessettings
  • Afghanistan
  • Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Herat (Afghanistan)
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