Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Since I often get asked for book recommendations, I'm starting a new monthly feature called Book Review where I'll review a book I've recently read. Since this is just starting out it will probably be a bit rough at first til I find a style. Your comments and feedback are much appreciated.

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The second novel for Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner) A Thousand Splendid Suns is the story of two women who grow up very differently but are brought together by the tragic circumstances of war and fate and form a rare bond of love and friendship. Set over the last thirty years during the volatile events of Afghanistan's history, Suns is a story that will take the reader on an emotional, heart-wrenching ride that is a window into a culture rarely understood. After reading this book, I am ever so much more grateful to be a woman living in the United States at this time. The degradation and abuse that is inflincted upon women now, in our time, is deeply disturbing. And yet they survive because they know no other way - and that is extremely inspiring. If you've read The Kite Runner, you'll love Suns. And if you haven't read it - read them both.

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