Monday, June 9, 2008

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

This was a book that was picked for book club this month. I was not able to go to book club and join in on the discussion which was just as well because I wanted to finish the book on my own and I would not have if I had gone to book club.

Again, this author has published a wonderful book that sheds light on a world that we sometimes do not think still exists. We are extremely blessed to be United States citizens and as women have the opportunities that we have. We need to remember that all women do not have our opportunities and although some accept their lot in life, there are others that would like change.

The setting is Afghanistan during the last thirty years and how things have changed not only for women, but for all people of Afghanistan. There were parts of this book that touched me deeply and I will never forget.

What a great follow-up to another wonderful book The Kite Runner, which was also a book club choice. Look forward to more great work by this author.