Welcome back to The Friday 56.
** This week’s book is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. It is his second, following his bestselling 2003 debut, The Kite Runner. The book, which spans a period of over 40 years, from the 1960s to 2003, focuses on the tumultuous lives and relationship of Mariam and Laila, two Afghan women. Mariam, an illegitimate child, suffers from the stigma surrounding her birth and the abuse she faces throughout her marriage. Laila, born a generation later, is comparatively privileged during her youth until their lives intersect and she is also forced to accept a marriage proposal from Rasheed, Mariam’s husband.
I haven’t read this book yet! I just picked it up off of my bookshelf for Friday 56. It’s been sitting on my shelves for about half a year now. I really hope I can get to it soon because it sounds fascinating, but unfortunately I still have about 10 books to read for Uni at the moment… so my TBR pile of books that I actually want to read will have to wait 😦
A Quote From Page 56:
Mariam nodded. Already she had learned that, though she could understand him, she had to pay close attention when he spoke.
Have you read A Thousand Splendid Suns – what did you think of it?