Monday, September 21, 2009

Splendid Monday!

Last week I completed Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran and it was an excellent read!
This week I am in Afghanistan..

Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry the troubled and bitter Rasheed, who is thirty years her senior. Nearly two decades later, in a climate of growing unrest, tragedy strikes fifteen-year-old Laila, who must leave her home and join Mariam's unhappy household. Laila and Mariam are to find consolation in each other, their friendship to grow as deep as the bond between sisters, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. With the passing of time comes Taliban rule over Afghanistan, the streets of Kabul loud with the sound of gunfire and bombs, life a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear, the women's endurance tested beyond their worst imaginings. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism. In the end it is love that triumphs over death and destruction.

So what are you reading this week?
Head over to J. Kaye's to see what everone else is reading~!


Suko said...

It's still Sunday here but not for long. . . .

I'll be interested to read your thoughts on A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Ladybug said...

I read A Thousand Splendid Suns last year and I enjoyed reading it(but I liked The Kite Runner better). It was a though but good read.

Have a great week!

Laughing Stars said...

A Thousand Splendid Suns is terrific. Happy reading!

softdrink said...

Is it me or do you keep changing your template?

I like A 1000 Splendid Suns...I thought it was much better than The Kite Runner.

Melody said...

I haven't read this yet. I look forward to your review soon. :)

Teddyree said...

Can't wait to see what you think of A Thousand Splendid Suns, I've had it on my bookshelf for quite a while. Happy reading :-)
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