You may recognize this author’s name because of his blockbuster debut novel, The Kite Runner. Even though my memory is less than perfect, I can recall exactly where I was—a coffee house in Florida—when a woman I’d never met recommend The Kite Runner and told me how much she enjoyed the book. After listening to her talk about the power of the story, I knew I had to buy the novel. My oh my, I made a great purchase in buying The Kite Runner.
Khaled Hosseini is truly a gifted storyteller, and after reading his debut novel I knew I wanted to read his next book. When A Thousand Splendid Suns came out I was so entrenched in reading writing/craft books that I pushed my other reading aside. Recently, I was going through the online library catalog and wondered if the library had any books by Khaled Hosseini. As it turned out, they did and I discovered the audio of A Thousand Splendid Suns. What an amazing story told by an amazing storyteller.
In case you’re not familiar with A Thousand Splendid Suns, here is an overview from the author’s website: “A Thousand Splendid Suns 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 this country 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.”
To learn more about Khaled Hosseini and his journey to writing these two international bestsellers visit his website.