Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini
(Shang Hai Ren Min Chu Ban She/Tsai Fong Books, Paperback, 9787208072107, 428pp.)

Publication Date: September 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Library Binding, Paperback

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“A Thousand Splendid Suns, from the author of The Kite Runner, is a revealing story of the plight of two Afghan women, brought together by loss and war, both of whom you will come to love.”
-- Beth Carpenter, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC



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  1. The phrase "a thousand splendid suns," from the poem by Saib-e-Tabrizi, is quoted twice in the novel – once as Laila's family prepares to leave Kabul, and again when she decides to return there from Pakistan. It is also echoed in one of the final lines: "Miriam is in Laila's own heart, where she shines with the bursting radiance of a thousand suns." Discuss the thematic significance of this phrase.

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