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Distinguished Afghan Writer Khaled Hosseini Releases Second Novel

Image: Khaled Hosseini On May 22, Khaled Hosseini’s new novel, “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” was released in the U.S. The novel is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to the post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of Afghanistan in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them.

Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment

To listen to an NPR interview with Khaled Hosseini, please CLICK HERE

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