Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry
Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move people to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with startling heroism.
‘In case you’re wondering whether A Thousand Splendid Suns is as good as The Kite Runner, here’s the answer: No. It’s better?
‘Only the hardest of hearts could fail to be moved’
A masterful narrative … He is a storyteller of dizzying power’
‘Hosseini has that rare thing, a Dickensian knack for storytelling’
‘A gripping tale … It is, too, a powerful portrait of female
suffering and endurance under the Taliban’
INCLUDES A POSTSCRIPT BY KHALED HOSSEINI
AND A READING GROUP GUIDE