A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini
I started with apprehension on this Hosseini's second novel. How can he top The Kite Runner? But I
was dead wrong. This story took me onto this incredible journey of two women from two generations,
met by fate, and ended up marrying the same man. I rooted for, laughed with, and cried for them.
The numerous foreign words and names made this book a slow read for me, and the many passages that
made me burst into tears further hinder the pace of reading. The every aspect of love, betrayal,
selfishness, and selfless is portrayed deliciously in this story. The misery of these two women
teaches me not to make light of the freedom I enjoy in America.
At seventeen I left my native Hong Kong for America. I had a successful
career at New York’s JP Morgan Chase & Co. until 2001. I live with my
husband, Ben, a hot-rod enthusiast, and our two cats in Colts Neck, New
Jersey. We have three grown children.
I love to travel. From snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia,
wandering in the rain forests of Costa Rica, touring English castles, and
admiring the 14th Century Gothic cathedral in Majorca, I believe the wonders
of the world can inspire us to accept diversity, among people as well.
Through my writing, I hope to promote this concept.
My work has appeared extensively
in New York’s Great South Bay Monthly magazine, and New Jersey’s Asbury
I am a proud member of the following organizations:
• The International Women's Writing Guild
• Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
• Association of Booksellers for Children