Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Seeing Afghanistan Through Fiction

Have your read his books yet?

Book Cover The Kite Runner
By Hosseini, Khaled
2003/06 - Doubleday Canada
9780385660068 CHECK CATALOG

2008 Orange Broadband Prize- Reading Group Book of the Year

The first Afghan novel to be written in English, The Kite Runner tells a sweeping story of family, love, and friendship against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, bringing to mind the large canvases of the Russian writers of the nineteenth century. But just as it is old-fashioned in its narration, it is contemporary in its subject-the devastating history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years. ...More

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A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Hosseini, Khaled
2007/06 - Riverhead Hardcover
9781594489501 CHECK CATALOG

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Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever-escalating dangers around them--in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul--they form a bond that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

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