Sunday, November 4, 2007

A Thousand Splendid Suns

"Both born in Afghanistan a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are brought together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them -- in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul -- they form a bond that will ultimately alter the course of their lives and the lives of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival."

This author also wrote Kite Runner, but I liked this book better out of the two. Because it was centered around women and their interactions and relationships, I could relate and understand it better. I cried a few times at what these women went through. Knowing that things like this did and are still happening around the world was just too much to take in. It was a great book that made me appreciate the respectable men I know and strong female bond I have with my girlfriends.

Rating: PG13 for sexual content and violence;
Nothing too graphic or raunchy, but there are some sexual encounters

P.S. I'm Lindsay. Lynsey's friend from college...thanks for the bookclub eVite!


benseyleb (really just lynsey is typing) said...

i can't wait to read this one! i had heard people say that it was better than kite runner & i'm excited to hop to it. thanks for the recommendation :)

Andrea said...

I requested this book like two months ago at the library...I am still waiting. I can't wait. Thanks