A Thousand Splendid Suns is a heart touching story about Mariam and Laila.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love.
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 a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.
“‘Hosseini has that rare thing, a Dickensian knack for storytelling’” – Daily Telegraph
“‘A masterful narrative … He is a storyteller of dizzying power’” – Evening Standard
“‘Only the hardest of hearts could fail to be as moved’” – Glamour
“‘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’” – Washington Post
About the Author
Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to the United States in 1980. His first novel, ‘The Kite Runner‘ was an international bestseller, published in thirty-four countries. ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns‘ was the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year in 2008. And the Mountains Echoed is the latest book by Khaled Hosseini. In 2006 he was named a US goodwill envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in northern California.
“A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story…it is a novel of great hidden intricacy and wisdom, like a timeless Eastern tale. It speaks the most harrowing truth about the power of evil” – Daily Telegraph
Got a poem, story, musing or painting you would like to share with the world? Send your creative writings and expressions to email@example.com
Learning and Creativity publishes articles, stories, poems, reviews, and other literary works, artworks, photographs and other publishable material contributed by writers, artists and photographers as a friendly gesture. The opinions shared by the writers, artists and photographers are their personal opinion and does not reflect the opinion of Learning and Creativity emagazine. Images used in the posts (not including those from Learning and Creativity's own photo archives) have been procured from the contributors themselves, public forums, social networking sites, publicity releases, Morguefile free photo archives and Creative Commons. Please inform us if any of the images used here are copyrighted, we will pull those images down.