A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini, following the huge success of his bestselling 2003 debut The Kite Runner. Mariam, an illegitimate teenager from Herat, is forced to marry a shoemaker, Rasheed from Kabul after a family tragedy
Almost twenty years later, she forms a close friendship with Laila, a local teenager, and becomes something of a mother figure to her. When the Taliban take over, life is turned upside down, and the women live in fear and must fight for their survival.