THE RICHARD & JUDY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER' A suspenseful epic' Daily Telegraph' A triumph' Financial Times'Heartbreaking' Mail on Sunday'Deeply moving' Sunday Times.

Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear.

Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

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