Thursday, February 14, 2013
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.
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. -- Riverhead
I'm sure you've heard the buzz by now but Khaled Hosseini has a new book coming out in May called AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED. It's being billed as "an unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else." If it's anything like his first two novels, then I'm sure to love it!
Most of you have probably read THE KITE RUNNER and/or A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS so you know that Mr. Hosseini is an amazing writer. After reading THE KITE RUNNER, I admit I was a little concerned that A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS wouldn't live up to my expectations. I couldn't have been more wrong. I thought A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS was even better... and that makes me very excited to read AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED!
Giveaway alert: Just in case you haven't read A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS yet (or you just want one to share), I have one copy to share with a very lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before February 27th at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!