A Thousand Splendid Suns (Paperback)
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A Thousand Splendid Suns (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 12/01/2008
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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

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“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 desperately wanted to read it even though I didn't exactly... More

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7th August 2014
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“A Thousand Splendid Suns”

I am really sorry but I thought the Kite Runner was a far superior written book with a lot more depth and a very touching story. I really expected a book with much more depth. Kite Runner left me emotionally drained,... More

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