by Khaled Hosseni
Candleman and I listened to this book on our iPod while driving through New Brunswick, Quebec Province, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and part of Kansas. There were lots of stops, starts and delays of days in our reading, so the experience was not ideal. I think this is a book that should be read in a more succinct time frame than what we gave it. One thing I did like about listening to it was hearing the pronunciation of the words, especially Mariam and Liala's names.
It's a wonderful book. I think it favorably compares to The Kite Runner. I enjoyed learning more of Afghanistan and the way of life for many of its people. A Thousand Splendid Suns tells the story of Mariam and Laila's lives and how they came to be interconnected. It tells of the hardships they had to bear and their methods of coping. Both are brave, courageous woman. I can highly recommend this book to you.