A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

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A Thousand Splendid Suns is a contemporary fiction book written by Khaled Hosseini which tells the story of a poor and uneducated woman who needs to endure hardships in her life. 

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  • Johnny Gordon
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Hosseini writes a tale of poignant reality. This story based in Afghanistan, a country we know little about but that dominates a lot of political focus, even today. It would do us good to look at this wonderful book. It is by the same author of the wonderful book The Kite Runner. "
  • Samuel Mason
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A Thousand Splendid Suns by Hesseini is a heart-wrenching story about the hardships of an Afghani woman's life. It's probably at the top of the list of best Afghan fiction books out there for sure. Highly recommended."
  • Theresa Burke
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This story is from the perspective of 2 Afgan women and what they have to deal with on an everyday basis in that part of the country, interesting but not my cup of tea. Certainly not weather themed??"
  • Julia Salazar
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I had heard of this book but had never read it. I liked that it had a female lead."
  • Jacob Hudson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "When I first started reading this book I was wondering why so many people were recommending it but now that I finished it I am recommending it as well. It takes a unique position and makes it work despite how emotionally hard it can be just to read it. There's a point maybe a quarter of the way in where the book just clicks and I started to care about what was happening. A must read."
  • Janice Moore
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This book made me emotional. I think it's a must read for everyone."
  • Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "A Thousand Splendid Suns is not as good as The Kite Runner, but it still has all the trappings that made The Kite Runner universally loved. I give it four stars."
  • Judith Garrett
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is a spectacular and compelling work with engaging characters and a very strong storyline. It will take you along the full gamut of emotions and leave you full of despair as well as full of hope. If you want to go on an emotional roller coaster then this is your book. Make a pot of tea and settle in for a weekend of escape into this story."
    Bobby Holmes
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book will draw you into the world of what life was like prior to 9/11 in Afghanistan. What's contained is a heart wrenching story of two women struggling against the injustices of society and has been a gripping read from start to finish."
  • April Qin
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This looks like a great book. The cover of the book is very enticing. It has won a lot of rewards and has a lot of recommendations from people to read it. It is a heart warming story with a lot of things to learn from it. "
    Cynthia Turner
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I don't know much about this book club but the back story sounds like something that a lot of people can relate to and just knowing that you're not alone, is sometimes enough for someone."
    Alice Lucas
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I nearly gave up on this book as it was difficult to get through at first. It's not an easy read, but well worth it in the end, so stick with it."
  • Kevin Bowman
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book is awesome. I have read it last year. The story presented in the book is very encouraging and play an important role in building one's confidence. The story shows how to overcome hard situation and fight in life in order to be successful. "
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  • Craig Cole
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is a great choice and has a unique setting. I recommend checking it out. It's a good read. It brought me to a different world."
  • Jason Cooper
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A very moving story of survival, friendship and love in Afghanistan, in the midst of war and danger. A tale of deep and intricate human connection and how love and sacrifice can conquer it all. This book is very different and diverse because the setting takes place in Afghanistan, a culture very different from our own, and yet we are all so similar in our humane urge for love and self-sacrifice!"
  • Jordan Gonzalez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "An excellent book. I enjoyed reading it and was really drawn into the story created by Khaled Hosseini. I recommend trying this book out!"
    Alexander Hernandez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "It's very highly rated, but I'm not sure I'd categorize it as an "all-time" type of thing. Still a worthy addition to any collection."
  • Frank Kelly
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Really sad story written by Khaled Hosseini about a poor uneducated woman facing hardships. The story has both ups and downs, and really makes for an emotional read. There are times when you want to cry, and then there are times that the book makes you smile. Really recommend to anyone."
  • Mary Thompson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The answer should mention where in the Middle East the book takes place to tie it back better to the topic. It could also mention that Khaled Hosseini is the author of The Kite Runner, I feel that would be a huge selling point!"
  • Donna Johnston
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I had a hard time with this book. The writing was beautiful, I loved the main character, and it was a very moving story. I loved how she kept going and did not give up. But the book was so sad, it is unbearable thinking about people going through so much trouble. I liked it and didn’t at the same time."
  • Raymond Larson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    ""A Thousand Splendid Suns" very well might be one of the best books of the past twenty years or so, though it does face competition from many other excellent books, perhaps including other titles by this very same author. I was more familiar with his first book; this second one tells some similar stories that take place in the same sort of setting, but with different characters. It is engaging but occasionally difficult to get through due to some of the painful experiences that the characters face in a society that does not particularly value their perspective or their experiences. Definitely get it if you liked the author's other books."
    Jane Reynolds
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This a great book to read for the 2000. It was an interesting read how she is able to endure the difficulties in her life struggles. Through the character being poor and uneducated you are given the realization of how she lives. Learning about the history of Afghan culture was very interesting. I believe we should be more educated about other cultures to reduce prejudice thoughts and behavior."
    Jose Evans
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "A Thousand Splendid Suns is one of the best books of the 2000s. The characters and story are very well-done and keep your interest throughout the whole story."
  • Reyansh Gupta
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a great book though I wouldn't call it a romance especially in the traditional sense. The romance in this story takes a back seat and soon after I started reading Irealized this is actually a harrowing tale of two girls growing into women in war torn Afghanistan. It's an amazing read and I suggest it for women and men alike!"
    Armando Ríos
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a wonderful book, but be warned that it's not really a romance novel. While there are definitely romantic sections and heavy themes of love throughout, this is not what you'd pick up at a supermarket checkout. If you're up for the tougher read, definitely give this a try."
  • Debra Watson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A Thousand Splendid Suns is a beautiful title by Hosseini. It is a sad story and caused me to cry many tears throughout. If you aren't into sad books, this won't be for you."
  • George Ross
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Woman strives to suceed even in her poor environmtent"
  • George Miller
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This was another interesting book from the guy who wrote The Kite Runner. A tale of another culture as it struggles to live in the modern world. "
  • Maria Mitchell
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Set in Kabul, Afghanistan, this is an amazing story of endurance and everlasting friendship! If you are looking for a great book set in a foreign land, I definitely recommend this book!"
  • Jacqueline Greene
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Khaled Hosseini's Thousand Splendid Suns was not an easy read. Frankly, I thought it was boring and hard to follow. The only reason I finished it was because I was reading it for my book club and didn’t want to be the only one that couldn’t get through it. As it turns out, I was not the only one who thought it was overrated. I wouldn't recommend this book for other book club's. It just isn't good enough."
  • Gerald Evans
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Great book. Follow a poor uneducated woman and her trials and tribulations in life. hard to put down. "
  • Jing Zhu
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I loved how Mariam and Laila were brought together by unfortunate circumstances but became the best of friends. Their journey together is touching and restores my faith in humanity. This book truly proves that friendship is one of the most important things you can have. Read the book, you won't regret it."
    Margaret Little
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "A Thousand Splendid Suns is a very highly rated novel that I couldn't put down. If you are looking for a book about friendships in adulthood, look no further. "
  • Keith James
    Written on May 4, 2018
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