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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
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.
This book was incredibly emotional and beautiful. I completely understand why this is praised by everyone. Khaled's writing style. The characters. The emotions. The stories. AMAZING. Laila and Mariam were strong and wonderful characters that go through such hard and terrible circumstances, but keep going despite everything that has happened to them. I just didn't want to put it down.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is just a vividly real and breathtaking novel that really made me think.