A Thousand Splendid Suns: Illustrated edition by Khaled Hosseini (Hardcover)
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. 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.
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.
"Hosseini has that rare thing, a Dickensian knack for storytelling." -Daily Telegraph
"A gripping tale . It is, too a powerful portrait of female suffering and endurance under the Taliban." -Daily Mail
"A beautifully crafted and disturbing story . As unforgettable as The Kite Runner, this novel places us in Afghanistan with an open heart." -Isabel Allende