Friday, June 8, 2007

New from Khaled Hosseini

For readers who appreciated Lincoln's 2005 One Book -- One Lincoln selection, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, you may be interested to see that Hosseini's next book has finally hit bookstore and library shelves.

A Thousand Splendid Suns [2007] is 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 the 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. -- from the book jacket

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