A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
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A Thousand Splendid Suns

Written by Khaled Hosseini
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18 - 99
Reading age
384
Page count
270
Words per page
830L
Lexile measure
Jun 1, 2007
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Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, the #1 New York Times bestseller 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. “Just as good, if not better, than Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling first book, The Kite Runner.”–Newsweek Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. 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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781594489501
    Publication Date
    June 1, 2007
    Publisher
    Riverhead Books
    Page Count
    384
    Words Per Page
    269.6770833333333
    Audience
    Adult
    Reading Age
    18 - 99+ years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2007008679
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    85783363
    Lexile® Level
    830L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~T
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.4
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    16
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    117933
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    UG

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