Spring/Summer '09 Reading Group List
“A Thousand Splendid Suns, from the author of The Kite Runner, is a revealing story of the plight of two Afghan women, brought together by loss and war, both of whom you will come to love.”
— Beth Carpenter, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC
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.