Thousand Splendid Suns

If you are looking for heart breaking , yet fulfilling novel to read, then its the right time to pick up “Thousand Splendid Suns”.It is heart wrenching story of Mariam written by Khaled Hosseini. The book was published in 2007 and many loved it.

This book follows a story of a girl from Herat village , who was forced to marry a shoe maker at very young age. As the time passes , she learns many things, she grows accustomed to her husband’s behaviors and learns to compromise in life but her life completely alters when her husband marries for the 2nd time to a young, brave and educated girl , Laila

Here you will see unimaginable bond of two girls, both coming from different background, having different personalities , yet they have so many similarities to relate with. This book also gives details of Taliban rule in Afghanistan. The way women were treated and tortured. The hardships women had to suffer and the pain they endured. It shows the devastated life of civilians when the war outbreaks. It shows how this war intertwined the fate of two unfortunate girls.

This is a story of bravery, love , happiness and Mariam. If you are ready to cry your eyes out, then this it .