A Thou­sand Splen­did Suns

Friday - - Story Tellers -

– the 2007 novel by Afghan-Amer­i­can au­thor Khaled Hos­seini. It was a gift from my col­league who knew that I loved read­ing. I owe her for the kind­ness as it would be a loss if I had missed it. The book is about Afghanistan – and please note that it’s not about the prej­u­dices many have about the coun­try and the peo­ple. Though the tur­moil in the coun­try is known, the de­tails of or­di­nary peo­ple’s lives in and around it was in­deed touch­ing. And the re­al­i­sa­tion of how beau­ti­ful and great the coun­try was ear­lier and how peo­ple now link it just to the Tal­iban will make you sorry for what you thought about the coun­try. The way the au­thor linked the his­tory and the lat­est events of the coun­try through two fe­male lead char­ac­ters is the best. And af­ter the read, you will feel an urge to visit the coun­try in your life­time – that is what I felt my­self. I would rec­om­mend it to any­one who loves peo­ple and the world around them! Lek­shmi Rajesh

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