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Released: 2007-05-22

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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This deluxe illustrated fashion of one thousand Splfinishid Suns is stuffed with putting and now noteworthy footage that ship Khaled Hosseini’s compelling tale to life. as a result of the fact that its publication in 2007, 1000 Splfinishid Suns has sfinishped greater than three million copies. The easiestpromoting adult novel of 2007, it spent fifteen weeks at number one on the ny occasions easiestseller file and stayed on the file for an excellent 40-9 weeks. Propelled throughout the equivalent difference intuition for taletelling that made The Kite Runner a beliked eleganceic, 1000 Splfinishid Suns is without delay an out of this world chronicle of thirty yrs of Afghan historical past and a deeply moving tale of family, frifinishsfinish, faith, and the salvatidirectly to be found in love.

Now, in this lavishly designed fashion of the novel, the narrative is extra fascinating through expressive footage that take hold of the parents and tradition of the area in vivid detail and replicate the ee-book’s difficult most sensibleics, so apt for our cases: the passionate seek for family, area, good looks, an entirea few society, and a promising long run—regardless of the stumbling blocks. in conjunction with The Kite Runner: Illustrated model, the illustrated 1000 Splfinishid Suns creates determine matched set.

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Editorial review

Itcff047eight#three9;s difficult to consider a more difficult first act to observe than The Kite Runner: a debut novel through an unknown writer a few us of a many readers knew little roughly that has long gone directly to have over 4 million copies in print around the world. but if preview copies of Khaled Hosseinicff047eight#three9;s 2nd novel, 1000 Splfinishid Suns, started circulating at Amazon.com, readers reacted with a unanimous enthusiasm that few people might keep in mind that seeing quicker than. As special as The Kite Runner was once, those readers mentioned, 1000 Splfinishid Suns is further so, shiping Hosseinicff047eight#three9;s compassionate taletelling and his revel in of private and nationwide tragedy to a story of 2 girls that can be weighted in a similar fashion with melancholy and grave desire.

we might have appreciated to spread the phrase on the ee-book as broadly, and as quickly, as lets. See underneath for an exclusive excerpt from 1000 Splfinishid Suns and early evaluations of the ee-book from a few of our most sensible consumer reviewers.--The Editors


An unusual Excerpt from 1000 Splfinishid Suns

we have organized with the publisher to make an exclusive excerpt of 1000 Splfinishid Suns available on Amazon.com. click on right right here to read a scene from the novel. Itcff047eight#three9;s now not the opening scene, but quite one from a an important moment later inside the ee-book while Mariam, some of the novelcff047eight#three9;s two major personas, steps into a brand new place.


Early Buzz from Amazon.com top reviewers

We queried our most sensible one hundred consumer reviewers as of March 6, 2007, and requested them to read 1000 Splfinishid Suns and percentage their feelings. Wecff047eight#three9;ve incorporated these early evaluations underneath inside the order they had been gained. For the sake of house, wecff047eight#three9;ve such a lot efficient incorporated a short lived excerpt of every reviewercff047eight#three9;s response, but every review is available for have a look ating in its entirety through clicking the "have a look at the review" hyperlink.

Joanna Daneman: "His taste is deceptively easy and clear, the personas drawn deftly and rapidly, his most sensibleics elemental 4. it is a good writer and i look forward to further of his paintings." have a look at Joanna Danemancff047eight#three9;s review

Seth J. Frantzman: "Khaled Hosseini has performed it again with cff047eight#three9;1000 Splfinishid Sonscff047eight#three9;, offering a brand new, rushing and darkish story of 2 generations of ladies trapped in a loveless marriage, bracketed through detail occasions." have a look at Seth J. Frantzmancff047eight#three9;s review

Donald Mitchell: "Khaled Hosseini has succeeded in taking footage many important historical and up to date most sensibleics by hook or by crook with the intention to make your middle ache over and over again. Why will your response be so powerful? It’s since you’ll determine shutly with the suffering of alsuch a lot all of the personas, a response that’s very uncommon to a up to date novel." have a look at Donald Mitchellcff047eight#three9;s review

Lawrance M. Bernabo: "All issues regarded as, observeing up on a a success first novel is probably more difficult than arising with the unique try and Hosseini may have rested on his laurels inside the approach of Harper Lee, but as "1000 Splfinishid Suns" amply proves, this native of Kabul has further tales to tell regarding the land of Afghanistan." have a look at Lawrance M. Bernabocff047eight#three9;s review

Amanda Richards: "Tright listed here are parts of this ee-book with the intention to have grown men surreptitiously blotting the tears which can be on the verge of overflowing their ducts, and by the point you get to the center, you received’t have the ability to located it down. Hosseinicff047eight#three9;s easy but richly descriptive prose makes for an engrossing read, and for my part, "1000 Splfinishid Suns" is without doubt one of the easiest i have ever read. that may be indisputably now not one to be ignored." have a look at Amanda Richardscff047eight#three9;s review

N. Durham: "All that being mentioned, "1000 Splfinishid Suns" is a little more relaxing than Hosseini’s previous "The Kite Runner", and as soon as again he manages to present we readers every other glimpse of a global that everyone knows little roughly but often condemn and discard. on the other hand, for many who had been some of the many that for a few the reason is, absolutely liked "The Kite Runner", chances are that youcff047eight#three9;ll love this as well." have a look at N. Durhamcff047eight#three9;s review

John Kwok: "Khaled Hosseinicff047eight#three9;s "1000 Splfinishid Suns" is a real wi-fi literary eleganceic, and one destined to be keep in mind thated as indisputably one of 2007cff047eight#three9;s easiest novels. It which can be be compared favorably to such legendary Russian novels like "conflict and Peace" and "physician Zhivamove"." have a look at John Kwokcff047eight#three9;s review

Thomas Duff: "generally Icff047eight#three9;m further of an action-adventure kind reader when it comes to novels and leisure have a look ating. however i was given the chance to read 1000 Splfinishid Suns through Khaled Hosseini (author of The Kite Runner), so I decided to check out a fewissue out of my common taste. i'm *so* glad I did. it is a shocking and moving novel of life and love in Afghanistan over a three0 yr length." have a look at Thomas Duffcff047eight#three9;s review

Charles Ashbacher: "This ee-book manages to similtaneously take hold of the historical past of Afghanistan during the last thirty yrs and the way girls are handled in conservative Islamic societies.... In many ways it is a sad ee-book, your middle is going out to those two girls inside their desireless combat to have a good life with a brutal man in an unforgiving, intolerant society." have a look at Charles Ashbachercff047eight#three9;s review

W. Boudville: "Hosseini gifts a piognant view into the up to date tortured a few years of the Afghan revel in. From the Nineteen Seventies, beneath a king, to the Soviet takeover, to the yrs of resistance. and then the rise and fall of the Taliban. An American reader will recognize a few of the major political occasions. however to many american citizens, Afghanistan and its folkss and faith stay an opaque and troubling thriller." have a look at W. Boudvillecff047eight#three9;s review

Mark Baker: "I have a tendency to read plot heavy ee-books, so this persona take a look at was once a undeniable amfinishment of p.c for me. i found the primary part slow moveing every now and then, principally as a result of I knew wright right here the tale was once moveing. when I were given into the second part, issues actually picked up. The finishing was once very bittersweet. I mightncff047eight#three9;t think of a better solution to finish it." have a look at Mark Bakercff047eight#three9;s review

Grady Harp: "Hosseini takes us behind those partitions for 40 a few yrs of Afghanistancff047eight#three9;s bloody historical past and even as he does now not spare us any of the descriptions of the fear that majortains to besiege that us of a, he does be offering us a tale that speaks so have a tendencyerly regarding the fragile beauty of love and devotion and lasting affect folks make on folks." have a look at Grady Harpcff047eight#three9;s review

Robert P. Beveridge: "When i was actively have a look ating it, the web pages saved turning, and greater than as soon as i found myself foremoveing meals or sleep quickly to get in only one further bankruptcy. once I had located it down, however, I felt no specific compulsion to pick it again up again. Itcff047eight#three9;s a excellent ee-book, and a reasonably well-written one, but itcff047eight#three9;s now not a perfect ee-book. a laugh without leaving an enduring affect." have a look at Robert P. Beveridgecff047eight#three9;s review

B. Marold: "even supposing the occasions in Afghanistan and the broader international create a well-known bodypaintings for the tales of these two girls, it's now nothing greater than a bodypaintings. The conflictp and weft of on a regular basis life, and the interaction of the 2 girls and their shut areahang is the heart beat of the tale." have a look at B. Maroldcff047eight#three9;s review

Daniel Jolley: "Khaled Hosseini has written an impressive, sweeping, emotionally difficult tale that provides the reader with a such a lot telling window into Afghan society over the last thirty-of 2 yrs. Itcff047eight#three9;s additionally a moving tale of frifinishsfinish and sacrifice, giving Western readers a rare glimpse into the suffering and mistreatment of Afghan girls that started lengthy quicker than the Taliban were given right here to power." have a look at Daniel Jolleycff047eight#three9;s review


e-book details

author: Khaled HosseiniPublisher: RiverheadBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: three72

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