October Fiction Meet-up

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is a chronicle of 30 years of Afghan history told through the lives of two women brought together by war, loss and fate.  With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice.

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  • Ellen

    Well, it''s snowing. I hope everybody shows up. I really want to talk about this book. It was really good. See you tomorrow.

    October 24, 2012

  • josephine j.

    Oh, that's my job, keeping us focused on the book, at least for the first hour... What an intriguing story! Just finished it and am looking forward to the conversation. JP pointed out that we should all plan on 90 minutes, so we have plenty of time to talk.

    October 23, 2012

  • Ellen

    This story was sad but uplifting. I hope the conversation is about the book and not politics. Please stick to the book.

    October 21, 2012

  • Ellen

    We've been at war in this country for over a decade and I just don't understand the culture maybe reading this book will help.

    October 1, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ellen, in addition to this book I strongly encourage you (and your family) to rent the movie "Turtles Can Fly." Also, read Khaled Hosseini's book and/or watch the movie "The Kite Runner," maybe in this order.

      October 1, 2012

    • Ellen

      Good idea. I liked the writing in this book.

      October 21, 2012

  • josephine j.

    I'll be in town after all and am looking forward to this conversation. Let's also plan our holiday party at this meeting.

    October 15, 2012

  • josephine j.

    OK, who's really into this book and can lead the discussion? I've been sent out of town that week and probably won't be back.

    October 9, 2012

  • JP C.

    Amazon has the first chapter available to read, and their Marketplace has copies available used for under $6 with shipping -
    http://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Splendid-Suns-Khaled-Hosseini/dp/159448385X#_

    September 30, 2012

  • Brenda K.

    I read this book years ago and loved it. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend this time. Thanks.

    September 30, 2012

  • Jennifer S.

    I just found this group and unfortunately will be out of town for this one, but this is one of my all time favorite books! It affected me deeply when I read it 3 years ago and it continues to shape how I see Afghanistan now. Enjoy!

    September 20, 2012

  • Marilyn K.

    I read this book a few years ago, and this was one of my favorite books ever! Well worth reading.

    September 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks like a winner, and the DPL has 14 copies available in both hardback and audio version.
    Great choice!

    September 11, 2012

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