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A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, 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. 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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Pickpick

A captivating story unveiling the lives of burqa clad women in Afghan.Through Mariam & Laila,the splendid Suns that hid behind her walls,the book takes you to the dreams,love & talent that was shelled by the war bombs & the patriarchal men who wore an unseen burqa over their stinking mindset!A tale of great courage,passion & desire of women who are much more than the mere number of husbands and kids they have and how much they were marred for!

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ChehakT
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It's an amazing book and it makes you so emotional.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love!!! 💔💔💔 4w
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 4w
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ChehakT @Readswithcoffee thank you!! 3w
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Bookish_Katty
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A Captivating Story of Afghan Women. Powerful portrait of female suffering under the Taliban, Soviet, and other groups.
Insight on Atrocities on innocent Afghan People.
It will make you sad, cry, and at last will make you feel gratitude.
#lifeAwayFromHome #unforgettable #impossibleToForgetOurChildhoodHome

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Erofan
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6

Seven book covers. Seven days. No explanation.

@bookladyreads , I bet you have a lot of adorable book covers!

Becker It‘s fun to see covers from countries other than my own. This one is quite beautiful. 1mo
BookwormM @Becker I was thinking exactly the same 👍 love seeing different covers and this one is a beauty 1mo
Kimzey Ooooh, Pretty! ❤️ 1mo
Nute Much love for Litsy for this whole sharing concept thing! So cool to see cover art from another country! Beautiful! 1mo
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BookieBiker
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What a gripping read. Sometimes I forget what an “ivory tower” I, and many of us, live in. This book is moving from start to finish. The way the author writes kept me reading even when I should‘ve been doing something else. Not the happiest of reads, so be prepared, but definitely a read that causes pause and makes you think, rethink, evaluate, and reevaluate so much. Excellent. Please leave a comment “if you love this, you‘ll also like [...]”

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
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RenePenn
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This one had been on my TBR list for a while now. I‘m glad I finally got around to listening to it. It‘s a heavy, emotional read so it‘s time for something a little lighter.

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BookieBiker
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This book is gripping! I love books that move your emotions and senses! Please recommend ones you love that do the same!! Also, I cannot figure out how to post a pic without Litsy cropping it! Let‘s see if it posts ok so long as I don‘t manipulate it! Happy Thursday!

TrishB Love this book too! I use square size app to prevent the cropping. 1mo
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Jovy
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AMAZING! I cannot begin to describe the emotions I felt reading this book. A must-read. 💔😭

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#Booked2019 #muslimauthorormc
#LitsyAtoZ letter H

Cinfhen I recently re-read this book/ I did the audio and it was just as good as my first read!!!!! I had forgotten some parts so all the horrors and sadness hit me just as hard!!! Excellent storytelling 1mo
Shamzi One of my favorite books, have re-read it so many times!!! 1mo
TrishB A brilliant read. 1mo
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4thhouseontheleft This is such a wonderful book! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This was my pick for this prompt also. Soooo good! 1mo
Jovy @Cinfhen @shammi.dc10 @TrishB @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage It is brilliant! Loved it more than The Kite Runner 1mo
SanjanaGhosh I loved the book. This might sound silly, but can I still start the LitsyAtoZ challenge? If so, how do I go about it ? 1mo
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Kaila-ann
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This book definitely broke my heart. The story of two women in Afghanistan, born to completely different circumstances and generations, who end up married to the same man. It is a story of friendship, betrayal, war, loss, abuse and ultimately love. This book will stay with me for a long time and will ultimately be one of my favorites. It‘s ready to travel and hopefully touch another reader. #bookcrossing #bookcrosser #bookmail

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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”Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.”

#Reason
#Quotsysept19

Readergrrl This book made me ugly cry: deep, shuddering, can‘t-catch-my-breath sobbing. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Readergrrl me too!!! I was glad I was alone!!! 😭😭😭 2mo
Kaila-ann This is my current read 😳. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kaila-ann get the tissues ready 😭😭 2mo
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Rissreads
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This book was devastating and it made me have an ugly cry more than once! It is the story of friendship and heartache of two strong women who live in Afganistan. I was surprised that it was written by a man.
This is a book that will stay with me and is one of my favourites for this year.
Thanks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for the recommendation.

MrsMalaprop It‘s a beauty alright 😭❤️. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! It‘s still with me to this day 💔💔 2mo
TrishB A brilliant read. 2mo
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jenniferw88
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To @JaneyWaneyB ,

Thank you so much for everything in my #sits swap! As you can see, I've made myself a hot chocolate already, & I'm looking forward to using all the other goodies. I LOVED the notes on the wrapping paper too! I loved The Kite Runner so I'm looking forward to reading Hosseini's second book, & I almost bought Confessions the day your parcel arrived - I'm glad I didn't! 😂

Love, Jenny

PS Thanks @Chrissyreadit for organising!

TrishB The tagged book is amazing, I thought even better than The Kite Runner! 2mo
squirrelbrain Great gifts! And I agree with @TrishB - that book is wonderful, if a difficult read.... 2mo
Chrissyreadit That looks like a fun staycation! 2mo
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JaneyWaneyB So glad you like the books @jenniferw88 enjoy! The hot chocolate looked yummy, should be enough there to keep you going till Christmas 😂☕ x 2mo
TheRomantiCate Where do you get a Litsy mug?!?! 2mo
jenniferw88 @TheRomantiCate they are currently prizes for competitions run by @LibraryThing 2mo
TheRomantiCate @jenniferw88 oh I see... I can‘t seem to figure out how to use @LibraryThing the “right way” 2mo
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Allydanielle88
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"Laila remembered Mammy telling Babi once that she had married a man who had no convictions. Mammy didn't understand. She didn't understand that if she looked into a mirror, she would find the one unfailing conviction of his life looking right back at her."

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edennugget
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A fruitful library haul! Currently rereading one of my favourites so as soon as I saw that the borrower of another Hosseini had returned ATME, I picked it up!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated...”

This book definitely made me cry a river!! 😭😭😭💔💔💔

#crymeariver
#ayupaugust

mrsthilkey I've read this one several times. 💛 3mo
squirrelbrain Loved this one, if that‘s the right thing to say about such a 💔 book.... 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @squirrelbrain Ikr!! Just broke my heart 💔💔 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mrsthilkey I‘m not sure if I could read it again!! I‘ll wait until I need a good cry!! 😭😭😭 (edited) 3mo
mrsthilkey @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I decided after reading The Kite Runner I wouldn't read it again, even though it was great. Hosseini's third novel, And the Mountains Echoed, was horribly sad. 💔 Still love the writer though. 3mo
Cinfhen I just reread this book in June 😭😭😭😭😭I listened on audio....so good 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mrsthilkey I‘ve still got to read a The Kite Runner!!! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cinfhen we agree on a book!!!!!! 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
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Margot0817
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A relationship between two women married to the same man starts off as hatred and jealousy and turns into friendship and alliance. Such a profound story filled with many many trials that shape these women. This is a heartbreaking page turner that will forever be in my top favorites ten. Go check it out!

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swilson95
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A must read! So eye opening. I cried multiple different times. A story about two women....Mariam is an illegitimate child, and suffers from both the stigma surrounding her birth along with 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.

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ardent_reader2099
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I read this book some time ago but I am yet to 'recover' from this book. Simply amazing, heart-wrenching, the story stays with you and haunts you forever. One of my all-time favourites.

TrishB Mine too 👍🏻 3mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 2mo
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TrishB
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Tagged - always shoving it in peoples hands or giving as a present. Also The Book Thief.
I think it was probably IT last year, next one coming up soon.
All the salads with Pimms
Too many to count!
❤️❤️ will do
#friyayintro

Tanisha_A Your tagged book choices. ❤️ 3mo
MelissaSue81 I want to read that!
3mo
Caroline2 Ha! I also have too many cousins to count. Think it‘s around 30??! 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
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TrishB @Tanisha_A great reads 👍🏻 3mo
TrishB @MelissaSue81 a great read 👍🏻 3mo
TrishB @Caroline2 I think around that! 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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This is the hardest great book I‘ve read all year. It spans decades in Afghanistan, and tells two women‘s stories. Family, motherhood, and enduring oppression and war are the biggest themes.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019 #booked2019 #muslimauthororMC

Cinfhen Just as heartbreaking the second time around💔 3mo
Cinfhen The narrator was fantastic🙌🏻 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen So glad it held up to a second read—I can‘t say I‘m surprised. 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Looking for suggestions. This and one other book on my shelf have printing issues that make them impossible to read completely. I know I can‘t donate or sell them to a used book store.

Do I just put them in the trash? (gasp!) Any crafters want them? Other ideas? TIA

Tamra I might put a sticky note on it and leave it in a place like a laundromat to be picked up by someone. If the book was a good one I wanted to read, honestly I could live with a page of misprint. 🤓 I leave a trail of books on vacation in all kinds of unlikely places. 🙂 3mo
julesG Ask a school/college/arts&crafts shop whether they might want it. Or mail the publishers, they might replace it for a new copy and want the misprinted copy back. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Tamra Unfortunately, I‘d consider both errors to be on too large a percentage of pages to render the book readable. But I like your suggestions! 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @julesG Oooh. Good ideas! I know a couple of places that offer craft workshops that might take them. Thanks! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Tamra I know! Thank goodness I had alternatives. One I listened on audio from Scribd. The other I bought the ebook, read the missing chapter immediately, and retuned it as a “mistaken purchase.” Kinda dirty pool, but it was the second to last chapter and 10pm. I was desperate! 3mo
Tamra @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😂👍🏾 3mo
Readerann Ugh. That hurts. 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Starting this one for the #muslimauthor prompt from summer‘s #booked2019 prompts. Already breaking my heart ...

@cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Amiable I love Hosseini‘s works —all of them are wonderful 3mo
SimplyShelia It's a dark read for most of the book but it is absolutely worth it imho. 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
UnabridgedPod One of my favorites. I adore Hosseini and all of his books so much. (I used to teach his stuff every year. Students loved it.) 3mo
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KathyWheeler This is my favorite of his books. 3mo
Ingerella I loved this one and agree..the best of his books. 3mo
TrishB @KathyWheeler mine too 👍🏻 3mo
4thhouseontheleft This is such a good book. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Amiable This is only my second of his books. The Kite Runner affected me so much that I‘ve been nervous to read this one (or any of his others). 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @SimplyShelia Sure it dark. But so well done. I‘m about ⅔ finished. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @UnabridgedPod Oh this would be so good with high schoolers. It‘s so relevant. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ingerella @TrishB @KathyWheeler It is just so good ... all I want to do is listen! 3mo
TrishB It‘s an amazing read 👍🏻 3mo
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FeastOfFiction
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Forgot to post my June reading wrap up. 6 books read... not bad. My favorites were A Thousand Splendid Suns, Crazy Rich Asians, and Something in the Water.

britt_brooke Nice month! 3mo
Frecks-Booklover4life There‘s some good reads in there! Nice picks ! 3mo
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PolaroidPoet
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My summer reading stack for next year‘s 9th and 10th grade ELA classes. #teachersoflitsy

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Recommended4Reading
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Mehso-so

Story of two Afghanistan women, their struggles and their bond.

For Additional Thoughts and Findings: https://recommended-4.com/blog/2019/06/25/a-thousand-splendid-suns/

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Cinfhen
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#ReRead Just as good as the first time reading. I had forgotten a lot of the book, so I was caught off guard several times. My heart ached for Mariam and Laila. What a gift for a writer, especially male, to create such beautiful strong, resilient women. I highly recommend listening to the audio. The narrator was phenomenal and her accent added an extra layer of authenticity and originality. #pop19 #40prompts Completed ✅

squirrelbrain Great review! 💔 4mo
Cathythoughts Interesting review... I might go for the audio so 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
APLitlife This is on my TBR! 4mo
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TrishB One book I may re-read!! 4mo
Dragonfairykats Sounds great! Stacked!! 4mo
Cinfhen Go for the audio @Cathythoughts @TrishB @APLitlife @Dragonfairykats It was so good!!! It‘s amazing in print too!!! Just grab tissues #InfiniteTissueRead 😭😭😭 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks @squirrelbrain Have u read it?? 4mo
squirrelbrain Yes I‘ve read it...💔 4mo
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Cinfhen
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This #ReRead is definitely living up to my first time reading but I almost forgot how heartbreaking this story was. Hosseini is such a magnificent writer, he writes women so naturally and beautifully. #Audio #Hoopla

BiblioLitten This is my favourite by the author. ♥️ 4mo
TrishB Love this book ❤️ have thrust it into so many peoples hands!! 4mo
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Sorry this is so late!

📚A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
🎬 Little Miss Sunshine 😂😂😂
🎼 Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
#manicmonday #emojimadness

JoScho 💙🌞💙 4mo
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GlitterGirl
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#manicmonday @JoScho
📚A Thousand Splendid Suns
🎥Apocalypse Now
🎤Set the Controls for the Sun

JoScho 💙🌞💙 4mo
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Rachbb3
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Although I liked The Kite Runner better, this was really good. My heart was with and ached for Mariam and Laila. 😢 It was a story of endurance, hardship, rejection, love, and friendship.

#Booked2019 (Muslim Author)
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

#audiobook
#Libby

Cinfhen I just started this audio as a reread!! So far it‘s NOT disappointing me 💖 4mo
Rachbb3 @Cinfhen I really enjoyed it as heart wrenching as it was. Enjoy! Again! Lol. 😁 4mo
Bklover Love all his books! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m planning to read this book for this prompt also, because @Cinfhen recommends it so highly! (edited) 4mo
Cinfhen Oh no!!!! Pressure @BarbaraTheBibliophage but I‘m pretty confident you‘re gonna love it!!!! 4mo
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Cinfhen
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Starting my #ReReadofAFavoriteBook last prompt for #PoP19 trying the #audio 🤞🏼🤞🏼Hope it lives up to my first read 😍

Cathythoughts Interesting.. look forward to your thoughts 4mo
Redwritinghood Hey there! How is the husband doing? 4mo
Cinfhen Hi!!! @Redwritinghood We got a good report yesterday and while the doctors might never know what virus my husband had / it seems to be nearly gone from his system 🙏🏻He‘s still weak but all the vitals are back in “normal” range and most of the physical symptoms have healed. A few more days and he won‘t be considered “contagious” ❤️ 4mo
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Cinfhen I think it‘s going to be good @Cathythoughts the narrator has a really soothing voice 😊 4mo
TrishB Good news on hubby ❤️ I loved this book and would also be afraid it didn‘t match my memories! 4mo
Redwritinghood @Cinfhen That‘s great! 4mo
DebinHawaii So good to hear your husband is doing well! 💜💜💜 4mo
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FeastOfFiction
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2019 Book 23: If you don‘t know anything about the Middle East, this book will enlighten you. Reading books like this makes me so thankful to be a woman born in the United States. My heart breaks for the oppressed women who are still suffering this type of abuse, although I am glad to know there are men who value women in those countries. Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

JennyM I must get to this one soon. Great review 5mo
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cesimon25
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Possibly the only book I've read multiple times...lost count. Have so many emotions associated with this book. Whatever review I come up with won't do justice to this book. To put it simply, I love it and will continue to reread it...

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FeastOfFiction
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Starting this today for my book club. I have 8 days to get it finished. I‘m sure it won‘t take me that long.

Nute Oooh....I like the cover for that edition! 5mo
TrishB This is a wonderful read 💕 5mo
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Emilymdxn
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Calling all London littens who booked to come to the Thousand Splendid Suns play tomorrow! Should we arrange meeting up there?

Unfortunately I can‘t remember who‘s coming! @Mitch if you remember could you tag??

Soubhiville Oooo, that‘s a cool gathering! Enjoy! 5mo
marleed Have fun! 5mo
Mitch I think it‘s just me and you .... I‘ll be coming straight from work - see you there! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
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Varun_Venki
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This portion of text made me realise how true these words were. Boys, and by extension most men, usually refrain from saying stuff like 'I miss you' but show their care through actions while most women express their love through words as well. Such wonderful and realisitic writing from Khaled Hosseini! ❤️

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 5mo
Varun_Venki Hi @jenniferajanes thank you!😊 5mo
jenniferajanes @Varun_Venki You‘re welcome! I look forward to reading your thoughts and reviews. 5mo
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Varun_Venki @jenniferajanes Me as well! 😄✌️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 4mo
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Eggs
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Right now, I'm in a state of mind
Ain't got no tears left to cry🎶

This is how I felt while reading Hosseini‘s bestseller 😭😭

#notearslefttocry #amonthofsongs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 5mo
KathyWheeler This is a favorite Hosseini book. There‘s a movie? I know there‘s one of The Kite but I didn‘t know anything about a movie made from this book. 5mo
JaclynW I loved this book! @Cathythoughts @KathyWheeler I didn't know there was a movie either! 5mo
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Cathythoughts @KathyWheeler @JaclynW sorry I‘m going to delete this comment. I only saw Kite Runner on the post ( I never read or know if the other book is a movie 😳🙈. Sorry 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😭😭😭 5mo
Cathythoughts I must read the tagged book Sherri .... I loved the Kite Runner movie ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
Eggs @Cathythoughts Oh Cathy I hope you do, you won‘t regret it 5mo
Cinfhen Such an amazing book @Cathythoughts I‘m almost afraid to reread any of this books because I fear they won‘t live up to my first reading experience 5mo
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Villo
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Once started, I had to keep reading and reading to stay in the story. Very sad story but very deep sentiments about people in a country like Afghanistan that went through too much destruction in the last few decades. #2019

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nu-bibliophile
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😭😭😭 that was me while I was reading this. I had to keep stopping so I could take a breath. Such a sad sad story. It reminded me to be thankful that I live in a country where women are free.

TrishB I cried so much with this one too 💔 6mo
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nu-bibliophile
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Next up 📖 ☺

Ingerella Great book! 6mo
TrishB This is an awesome read 👍🏻 6mo
BridgetteM This is one of my favorites! 6mo
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nu-bibliophile @Ingerella @TrishB @BridgetteM I'm loving it! This author is one of my favorites❤ 6mo
Readergrrl Get the tissues! I‘ve read and reread this book over and over (I teach with it too) and every time... 😭❤️😭❤️😭❤️ 6mo
nu-bibliophile @Readergrrl I had a feeling it was going to be a tearjerker. I already have my box of tissues next to me 😉 6mo
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A gorgeous, heartbreaking story

Eggs 😭😭😭 6mo
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TrishB
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Tagged - a great read ❤️
Yep - which is surprising as I don‘t do much else house work wise
I left the Cayman Islands at 29 degrees to come home to 9!
Mushroom soup with tomato ketchup!
Hi all 🙋‍♀️❤️
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squirrelbrain Welcome back! 😘 7mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain thanks Helen 😘 7mo
Cathythoughts Interesting food combo 🤔! Yes , welcome back !! 7mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts thank you 😘 my kids always look at it in disgust! 7mo
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But mostly mariam is in Laila's own heart where she shines with the bursting radiance of a thousand suns.

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EdgarAP
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“Who created death and life that he may try you.”

Thank you Khalid Hussein‘s for an amazing piece of literature. The woven verses from the Quran into the story make this book so special. I will never forget Mariam and Laila, and how close I felt to these two characters.

As a veteran of the war on terror, I continually pray for peace in Afghanistan, and this book, in its own way brought me closer to my own closure. That‘s all for now.

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Emilymdxn
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I can‘t remember the last time a book made me this emotional. I was shocked to realise it was by a man because the women were so vivid and psychologically realistic, I felt I knew them so well. I‘m excited to see it on stage but I‘ll have to bring tissues and have something funny to listen to after.

A lot of the uk rn could do with being exposed to complex, touching stories like this from the Islamic world.

@Mitch @Itchyfeetreader

Freespirit It is a great book I agree. So is The Kite Runner... 7mo
TrishB I loved this book. Cried so much. I agree he writes about women‘s friendships and challenges very well. 7mo
Becker I agree. The female relationship in this book was so well written. Excellent writer. 7mo
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Naj Agree with everything you said. The female friendship was so well written, and the end made me cry... a lot. And I just wanted to go hug Mariam. 7mo
Mitch Oh wow.. tissues at the ready! 7mo
GreenPaper Reading this book made me angry and really very sad. At some point I wanted to abandon the book, but I read on. Well written. 7mo
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Emilymdxn
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Making a start on this in advance of our theatre trip! @Mitch @Itchyfeetreader

Mitch Yeah - you'll be ahead of me - ive still not read it, you'll have to fill us in! 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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So I‘ve thought about this prompt all day and night as you can see! It‘s 2 am... This book totally wrecked me... these two women and the terrible things they had to go through just to stay alive. At first Mariam resents Laila when she comes to live with her and her husband Rasheed, but then they become best friends as they shield each other from his abuse. This book and these characters have stayed with me so I‘ll call them #BestBookFriendship

TrishB Love this book 💕 wrecked me though 💔 8mo
Cathythoughts Loved Kite Runner movie ... must read this one sometime... 👍🏻♥️ 8mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TrishB ikr!! I still can‘t get over this one!!! 💔💔💔 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Cathythoughts I must read this one!!! 8mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 7mo
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Caro155
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Loved, loved the juxtaposition of both main female characters. Fell in love with his writing and how relatable he portrayed both characters