Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Not a typical book that I would pick up, but I loved this one. There's something with reading about places you've never been or know much about that has the ability to transform your views and really take you there as a reader.

"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 otheir 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."

This is one of those books where you don't know what to expect all the time. It's hard to put down and stop thinking about, and really sticks with you after you've read it.

Only downside is that it ended so soon and kind of abruptly, as all good books do. If only there was a sequel...

Cate-Marie xxx

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