A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

It took me a while to decide to borrow this book from Barbican library. I’m not sure why, but I thought that it would be either trite or relentlessly harrowing. It turned out to be neither. It’s not all sunlight and roses, in fact there are a number of hard events to read about, but there’s happiness in there too. Highly recommended, particularly if you want to know more about a woman’s experience of life in Afghanistan in the 21st century.

Amazon.co.uk link: A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

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  1. I loved A thousand Splendid Suns,the main women characters are wonderful,quite harrowing at times but most enjoyable. It will be a reread for me down the line.
    I read this after reading the Kite Runner,written by the same author a man,I do often wonder how a man is able to write so.deeply about women’s feelings.
    The novel The Virgins Knot is also set in Afghanistan another fascinating novel,ficton.

    Hazel

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