An extract from the back cover of the book by Khaled Houseini.
Mariam is only 15 when she is sent to Kabul to marry the troubled and bitter asheed,who is thirty years her senior.nearly two decades later, in a climate of growing unrest, tragedy strikes 15 yr old Laila, who must leave her home and join Mariam's unhappy household.Laila and Mariam are to find consolation in each other, their friendship to grow as deep as the bond between sisters, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter.
With the passing time comes Taliban rule over Afghanisthan and the streets of Kabul loud with the sound of gunfire and bombs, life a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear, the women's endurance tested beyond their worst imaginings.yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism. in the end it is love that triumphs over death and destruction.
A Thousand Splendid Suns is an unforgettable portrait of a wounded country and a deeply moving story of a family and friendship. it is a beautiful, heart wrenching story of an unforgiving time and an unlikely bond and an indestructible love.