A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Housseini

Wonderful book! Definitely my favorite by Housseini. If you liked Kite Runner or And the Mountains Echoed, this book (in my opinion) tops both.

Again set in the Middle East, our protagonists this time are two strong women. Both oppressed and restricted in different ways by religion and societal expectations, they both experience pain, love, war, loss, and friendship.

The way Housseini writes, it’s like nothing else. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days after I finished it! The motifs in this novel will resonate with anyone, man or woman, Muslim or other, Arabic or not. The feelings these characters experience are feelings everyone has felt to an extent.