• $12.99

Publisher Description

Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. 

After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today.

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly 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 come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but 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.
A stunning accomplishment, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love.

Fiction & Literature
May 22
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Nilly7286 ,


Received this book for my birthday and it was amazing! You felt the anger the love the hurt the pain of all the characters. I loved every part of it! I would recommend it to anyone!

ilianaroses ,

So Good

I could not stop reading this book . It was really good. Every ending to a chapter just kept me suspenseful and I needed to read more. Very good book has a lot of drama, action, and imagery. I would highly recommend it.

Dancingsharklover ,


This is a must read book! It will make you sad and happy at the same time. It makes you think about the kind of society that women live in this country and the society that women live in Afghanistan. I recommend it!

More Books by Khaled Hosseini