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A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns
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10 years, 8 months ago at Oct 29 15:07
A beautifully written book that's both moving and bittersweet. Hosseini shows the reader how the Soviet occupation, the tribal conflicts and the Taliban rule of Afghanistan affected the people on a daily level through the lives of Mariam and Laila.

Great book on Afganistan

8 years, 11 months ago at Aug 3 13:07
If you want to know what it is like to be a woman in Afghanistan, this is the book to read. If you wonder whether what the NATO troops are doing over there (keeping the Taliban out), I highly recommend this book as background.

It's a great story in and of itself.


7 years, 2 months ago at May 15 8:21
A thousand Splendid suns, became such a huge best seller, based largely on word of mouth and its popularity among book clubs and reading groups. A Thousand Splendid Suns,” focuses on mothers and daughters, and friendships between women. It not only gave readers an intimate look at Afghanistan and the difficulties of life there, but it also showed off its author’s accessible and very old-fashio... read more
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Manufacturer: Riverhead
Release date: 4 February 2014
ISBN-10 : 1594489505 | ISBN-13: 9781594489501
Tags: Fiction (4), Taliban (3), Afghanistan (2), War (2), Friendship (1), Kabul (1), Second Novel (1), Marriage (1), Family (1), Due 2/8 (1), V (1), Library (1), American (1), Women (1), PB (1), Feminist (1), 9/08 (1), Parents (1), Afganistan (1), Swap Shelf (1)
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Read in 2016 (56 books items)

"March/maaliskuu Hyvin samantyylinen rakenteeltaan kuin Ja vuoret kaikuivat. Tässäkin useamman ihmisen tarinat kietoutuvat yhteen Afganistanissa halki kuluneiden vuosikymmenten. Vaikka naisten aseman järkyttävyys isketään naamalle lailla kermakakun, mustavalkoisuuteen ei lähdetä ja hyviäkin miehiä kävelee sivuilla vastaan."

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