Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A story about a young girl born in Afghanistan out of wedlock and how she (and Afghan women in general) endures humiliation, rejection, heartbreak and violence throughout her life. It is also a story about the inner-strength and incredible courage Afghan women possess and how it will be them -- the women -- who will eventually move their country forward. Although this book is considered fiction, Hosseini (an Afghan himself) based it on real events and a great deal of the story was extremely disturbing. The book is very well written and, in light of current events, I would recommend it be required reading for all.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3608.O832 T46 2007
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Theresa Paulsrud, Head of Acquisitions, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended

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