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