A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 12/01/2008
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9780747585893
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 340g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm

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A Thousand Splendid Suns
A heart rending tale about women in Afghanistan
This is a story about two women, a generation apart. The first is Miriam, and illegitimate girl, who after the loss of her mother, is betrothed to Rasheed... READ MORE
Half Man Half Book
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Unexpectedly fantastic
I have been getting told for ages that I should read one of Khaled Hosseini's books and they haven't appealed to me at all. All I can say having read this ... READ MORE
bradgirl
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Really well written and not normally my kind of thing but I absolutely loved it. It's tragic and sadly realistic but with a fabulous legacy of an ending. ... READ MORE
Angelina Chapple
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Amazing!
This is one of the best books I have ever read! This book is gripping, cultural, insightful and inspirational! As soon as I finished this book I read 'The ... READ MORE
katie07
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A fantastic read.
In some places, it's not easy, but it's worth getting to the last page. It's a beautiful, and overall tragic, story of women in Afghanistan. It goes throug... READ MORE
xSarahSx
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Absolutely fantastic. Would recommend this book to everyone.
Chloe Hillier
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A wonderful book, the heartache of an Afghan women is expressed immensely in this novel. The first 300 pages are quite ordinary and basic, the words are ov... READ MORE
Zeshan Hussain
A Thousand Splendid Suns
An absolute truimph
I was expecting great things after reading 'The Kite Runner'. Needless to say i was not disappointed. This is a harrowing tale of enduring love and unbeli... READ MORE
GJ
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Gripping
I was hooked from page 1. This book is so well written, giving a great insight into life in afghan.
Cjd
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Gives you a sense of realism and honesty!
I remember a few years ago now, my Mum was reading this book on holiday and I had asked her what it was about. It took her forever to read and I desperatel... READ MORE
rhythmpantherxo
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Gripping read
A tale of the struggles of a young women who has to face living in a war zone. The text, despite being an adult novel, I found easy to read and addictive. ... READ MORE
Illy
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A thousand splendid suns
A thousand splendid suns is a book from the best selling author Khaled Hosseini. I have to admit, when first picked up the book I was a bit skeptical, beca... READ MORE
Ellie Georgieva
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Very touching - Instantly draws you in
I rarely read a book, but when I do, I read it now and then, on and off, whenever I have time or can be bothered. However, with this book I read it in unde... READ MORE
Esther
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Brilliant
Brilliant book! This was one of the first books I read when I really got into reading, it was a gripping read, un-put-downable at one point! You really beg... READ MORE
Shaa1
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A must-read for everyone
My sister (who usually takes several months to read a book) told me that I must read this book and that I would not be able to put it down - she was absolu... READ MORE
Matchbox
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Extraordinary
This book is just superb! It's written beautifully and is quite simply heart wrenching.
anstie
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Phenomenal!
I read the whole book in one day as it is such a fantastic read!! You go through a hell of a lot of emotions while reading this book- tears,anger,happiness... READ MORE
woodley
A Thousand Splendid Suns
One of my favourite books
This moved me to tears on more than one occasion and is completely gripping the whole way through. One of my friends who normally takes months to read a bo... READ MORE
thebooklady
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini is a fantastic writer, I can strongly recommend this book and also The Kite Runner, Hosseini's first book. Have the tissues to hand, it rea... READ MORE
Lisa Garlick
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A real weepy!
I don't often write reviews. It has to be really worth it. This book is really worth it. I would say it's one of my top ten best ever books, the type that ... READ MORE
Popsy
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
5 stars is not enough for this book. Kite runner was good, this was even better. Brought to tears at numerous times throughout the book. Descriptions are b... READ MORE
MichelleKT
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Exactly what you would want from a book.
My friend recommended this book to me because she absolutely loved it, this isn't usually the kind of book i would read as i am more of an avid twilight/ h... READ MORE
The Host Fan
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Really good
Really good writing and story and makes you realise what a comfortable existence we have had here in England in comparision.
C. Peake
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
HayJayxx
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Amazing!
A truly remarkable novel, it was difficult to put it down after the first page! The stories of Mariam and Laila are heart touching and Hosseini captured th... READ MORE
RiI
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is a number one bestseller. It is published by Bloomsbury in paperback and its ISBN is 978074758297724. It is a... READ MORE
Annette Dunlea
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Heart-rending brilliance!
Words cannot fully describe just how brilliant this book is. The most amazing part of it is that the author brings to us Westerners the truth of the situat... READ MORE
Nocturnal bibliophile
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Not a bad book, equally not a brilliant book. I loved Kite runnner and could not put it down, this book I struggled with. Possibly suits females more as it... READ MORE
Paul Andrew
A Thousand Splendid Suns
One of the best books I've read to date.
You will be hooked from the first chapter. A gripping read that is impossible to put down. Both Mariam and Laila will hold your sympathies as you follow th... READ MORE
Shanne O Doherty
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is the best book i ever read. It worth to be read!
Clara Dumitru
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot recommend it enough. I expected a lot of this book after reading The Kite Runner and it did not disappoint - ju... READ MORE
Sharon Hughes
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Amazing!
Absolutely one of THE best books I have ever read! Could not put it down. So well written and so different. It keeps surprising you and keeps you on the ed... READ MORE
InaC
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Better than the kite runner
I studied the kite runner for my a level English, i didn't much like it at all mostly because i found it uneasy, however i loved this book. Something major... READ MORE
Lyds
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A completely amazing book...
There is no real way to describe the power or greatness of this book, because you have to read it to discover it. I hope that everyone will read this, as i... READ MORE
JamesReed13
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Written as two different stories from the beginning then becoming merged into one terrific, yet sad story of two Afghan women and how their different lives... READ MORE
Darren Cyprus
A Thousand Splendid Suns
outstanding books
this was recommended to me by one of my friend and as i went through this i could clearly picture the world and state of the afghan women, by the time i en... READ MORE
saru
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Amazing book!
I absolutely loved this book from start to finish - such a genuinely beautiful story written in a remarkably engaging way. I would definitely recommend thi... READ MORE
libbygt
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Amazing book I've read since a long time
After reading the first couple of chapters, I was hooked. I could hardly put this book down. Whenever I had the chance, I'd go read it. Amazing. Khaled hos... READ MORE
Hannah Khan
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Kite Runner was so amazing, I didn't hold out high hopes for Khaled Hosseini's second book. But this one was incredible, it really gives the reader a p... READ MORE
Hiral Patel
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
I preferred this book to the Kite Flyer. This book is based in Afghanistan and tells about the lives of two women who have to share one husband. It is an a... READ MORE
Margaret Hook
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Outstanding
Possibly my most favourite author of all time. Hosseini writes in such a vivid, exquisite and harrowing fashion that it is hard not to feel for the charact... READ MORE
Beaut
A Thousand Splendid Suns
best book i have ever read.
cheller
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Gripping
I thought The Kite Runner was good, this blow my socks off. Once I picked it up I was gripped, lost in the story for hours on end. It twists and turns time... READ MORE
Yamcp
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Bit of a disappointment on the back of Kite runner, but a good book on the whole and worth a read.
Julie Hunter
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Most Amazing Book
This has become one of my all time favourites, definitely one to be re-read. I've recommended Splendid Suns (and Kite Runner) to friends and every one of t... READ MORE
Pange
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Absolutely fantastic, I was completely glued to reading it. An extremely powerful and insightful book. ~I would even go so far as to say it is better that ... READ MORE
Madeleine Ayres
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
This is a work of fiction which is beautifully woven using many threads of both harsh and loving reality. I cannot believe that it could be possible for an... READ MORE
Lance Mitchell
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Shocking
It's shocking to read about the hardships that the people of Afghanistan, especially the women, had to live through from war to the rule of the Taliban, an... READ MORE
kendrafortune
A Thousand Splendid Suns
An emotional rollercoaster
This book had me gripped from the beginning. The story is very emotional and I must admit I was in tears from 3/4 of the way through to about the end! It ... READ MORE
charmedforever
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Very thought provoking....
If you are looking for originality and keeping your interest throughout the book, look no further. This book has it all. Not only was it original but well ... READ MORE
Maria Tirado
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Fnatastic!
I loved this book. I first heard about it on the Richard and Judy book club and it really didn't interest me at all. I first read the Kite Runner only beca... READ MORE
keeley hydon
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Brilliant! Draws you right in, is very moving and really feels like its giving you an insight into life in Afghanistan.
Emma Troop
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
unforgettable book
Ataulla Shegiwal
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
At first I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book, then slowly but surely I was hooked. The main story is really good and with the added bonus of learning ... READ MORE
Rachel Emma
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Highly recommended
It was highly recommeded by many friends so I gave it a go...they were all right it was an excellent read!
Fiona Sharp
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Fantastic
After reading the Kite Runner I didn't think anything could ever live up to it! These two books by Khaled Hosseini I probably would never have read unless ... READ MORE
kiah
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, so captivating yet simple and honest. Loved it.
beth natalie
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Truly touching
A beautiful story - it was harrowing at times, it made me cry, it taught me something, I couldn't ask for any more from a book!
Wildflower
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The story has a big place in my heart...
For my GCSE's and A-level qualifications I studied Religious Studies and so I was aware of how women were viewed and treated by the Afghan's, especially t... READ MORE
rhythmpantherxo
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A heartbreaking read
This was a heartbreaking read. I suppose I expected it to be violent but it was shockingly moreso than I think I was prepared for. I found myself becoming ... READ MORE
Isla Scott