A Thousand Splendid Suns
THE RICHARD & JUDY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER. 'A suspenseful epic' - Daily Telegraph * 'A triumph' - Financial Times * 'Heartbreaking' - Mail on Sunday * 'Deeply moving' - Sunday Times
Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter.
When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear.Â Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.