A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini
(Mu Ma Wen Hua/Tsai Fong Books, Paperback, 9789866973635, 383pp.)
Publication Date: March 2008
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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.