A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Reviewed by Saleiha
The novel A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is sure to educate and shock the reader with information about the lives of women in Afghanistan. In the novel two women become married to an abusive husband after horrible accidents change their lives. Although they are often abused by the husband, and their lives are constantly threatened by the missiles and bullets that are fired into their city, they learn to overcome their fears and make plans to escape from their husband and their life in Kabul. This story makes your heart ache as you read this stunning story of women who grasp onto the smallest ray of hope as they struggle to survive through warfare and abuse. Although this story will make your stomach clench, it is a story worth reading due to Hosseini's gift of story telling and novel's wonderful plot.