This is a discounted bundle featuring Quicklets on 2 of Khaled Hosseini’s most important books, including:
-The Kite Runner
-A Thousand Splendid Suns
Here are brief product descriptions for each below. Buy them together and save over 50% off the combined price!
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From the Quicklet on The Kite Runner:
Published in 2003, The Kite Runner is an international bestseller, with more than 12 million copies sold worldwide. Publications including The New York Ties, Chicago Tribune, People and Newsday have described the novel as extraordinary, haunting, moving and riveting.
In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini tells the story of the friendship between a privileged young boy, Amir, and his poor servant, Hassan, in Kabul in the 1970s. The two boys’ innocence is shattered one day and their friendship forever changes because of a random act of brutality against Hassan.
As the boys grow apart and start their own lives, “The Kite Runner” follows the transformation of Afghanistan from a peaceful and isolated country to a living hell. Even as Amir has immigrated to America and thinks that he has left his old life behind, a call one day brings him back home to confront his past.
“The Kite Runner” is Khaled Hosseini’s first published novel. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan to a diplomat father, Hosseini and his family received political asylum and immigrated to the United States in 1980. Hosseini was a physician living in northern California at the time “The Kite Runner” was published. Hosseini’s childhood memories of pre-Soviet Afghanistan, his own brief friendship with a Hazara servant and his family’s immigrant experience in the United States inspired him to write the novel.
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From the Quicklet on A Thousand Splendid Suns:
“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a gripping story of two women learning how to survive under the thumb of an abusive husband in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Mariam grew up as the illegitimate daughter of a Herat businessman raised by a bitter and depressed single mother. Laila was the beloved daughter of a Kabul man who believed in a world where men and women are equal. When the circumstances of war bring them together under the roof of the cruel Rasheed, their only comfort is in the special bond of sisterhood they form during years cut off from the rest of the world.
Khaled Hosseini weaves a tale of love and survival that begins during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1970s and ends with the American invasion and occupation in the early 2000s. Although ultimately a story of love and friendship, A Thousand Splendid Suns reveals the devastating affects of war on those caught in the middle – particularly women and children.