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A thousand splendid suns: a novel

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Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.4 - AR Pts: 16
Lexile measure:
830L
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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.

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9781594483851
9781508219286
9781594489501
9781602850330
9780743592369
9781449818128
9781428142787
9781101010907
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.4, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
830L
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Last Indexed2020-12-04 19:09:56PM
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display_descriptionFrom 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. (Calmar Campus also has this title in audiobook format.).
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Family -- Fiction
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title_displayA thousand splendid suns
title_fullA Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns A Novel
A thousand splendid suns / Khaled Hosseini
A thousand splendid suns [electronic resource] / Khaled Hosseini
A thousand splendid suns [electronic resource] : a novel / Khaled Hosseini
A thousand splendid suns [large print] / Khaled Hosseini
A thousand splendid suns [sound recording] / by Khaled Hosseini
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Loss (Psychology)
Social conditions