Author: Khaled Hosseini
Genre: Literary Fiction
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Year: Aug 2018 (first pub'd 2007)
Format: Ebook / Audiobook/ Paperback
Blurb: 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.