A thousand splendid suns (Book, 2007) [University of Maryland, College Park]
skip to content
A thousand splendid suns Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

A thousand splendid suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2007.
Series: Tayshas high school reading list, 2008-2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
From the Publisher: After more than two years on the bestseller lists, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous contemporary relevance. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years -- from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding -- that puts the violence, fear, hope and
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fictional Work
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hosseini, Khaled.
Thousand splendid suns.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2007
(OCoLC)607530867
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 9781594489501 1594489505 9780743554435 0743554434 9781594483851 159448385X
OCLC Number: 85783363
Awards: Winner of British Book Awards: Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year Award 2008
Short-listed for Independent Booksellers' Week Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2009
Short-listed for British Book Awards: Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award 2008
Short-listed for British Book Awards: Reader's Digest Author of the Year Award 2008
Description: 372 pages ; 24 cm
Series Title: Tayshas high school reading list, 2008-2009.
Responsibility: Khaled Hosseini.

Abstract:

From the Publisher: After more than two years on the bestseller lists, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous contemporary relevance. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years -- from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding -- that puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives -- the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness -- are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love -- a stunning accomplishment.

Mariam and Laila are born a generation apart but are brought together by war and fate. Together they endure the dangers surrounding them and discover the power of both love and sacrifice.

Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (2)

book review

by AnnetteDunlea (WorldCat user published 2009-05-28) Excellent Permalink

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is a number one bestseller. It is published by Bloomsbury in paperback and its ISBN is 978074758297724. It is a wonderful romance story but also a powerful and sad insight into war and the carnage and chaos it causes. One cannot read this and be unmoved...
Read more...  Read more...

  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Did it help you? 
  •   

Frauenschicksal in Afghanistan

by SusanneWaefler (WorldCat user published 2009-01-16) Good Permalink

Während Khaled Hosseini in seinem Buch "Drachenläufer" die Freundschaft zwischen zwei Knaben beschreibt, geht es in "Tausend strahlende Sonnen" um die Freundschaft zwischen zwei Frauen. Beide sind mit demselben Mann verheiratet. Die erste Ehefrau wuchs als uneheliches Kind in ärmlichen...
Read more...  Read more...

  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful. Did it help you? 
  •   

Tags

All user tags (15)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.