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5/5.. 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.

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43 Life-Changing Books You Need To Read

43 Life-Changing Books You Need To Read - I almost wrote this list off because of 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' but it has 'East of Eden' and 'A Thousand Splendid Suns,' so I'll accept it

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15 Books To Spark Your Feminist Awakening

A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini | 15 Books To Spark Your Feminist Awakening

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I love this line, with a burning passion of a thousand suns (Plus Zoe remember was turned into stars who is her sister)

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And the Mountains Echoed - From the no. 1 bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, the book that readers everywhere have been waiting for: his first novel in six years.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini http://www.amazon.com/dp/159448385X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Mjs4ub1ESW9EB

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"Over five years on the New York Times bestseller list, and published in 55 different languages. The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship, betrayal, and the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of their lies. Written against a history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But with the devastation, Khaled Hosseini also gives us hope: through the…

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