A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hardcover)
April 2009 Indie Next List
“A Thousand Splendid Suns, from the author of The Kite Runner, is a revealing story of the plight of two Afghan women, brought together by loss and war, both of whom you will come to love.”
— Beth Carpenter, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC
This deluxe illustrated edition of" A Thousand Splendid Suns "is filled with striking and memorable photographs that bring Khaled Hosseini's compelling story to life. Since its publication in 2007, "A Thousand Splendid Suns "has shipped more than three million copies. The bestselling adult novel of 2007, it spent fifteen weeks at #1 on the "New York Times "bestseller list and remained on the list for an impressive forty-nine weeks. 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.
Now, in this lavishly designed edition of the novel, the narrative is enhanced by expressive photos that capture the people and culture of the region in vivid detail and reflect the book's powerful themes, so apt for our times: the passionate search for family, home, acceptance, a healthy society, and a promising future-regardless of the obstacles. Together with "The Kite Runner: Illustrated Edition," the illustrated "A Thousand Splendid Suns "creates a beautiful matched set.
About the Author
Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. His first novel, "The Kite Runner", was an international bestseller, published in forty countries. In 2006 he was named a U.S. envoy to UNHCR, The United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in northern California.