Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is a bestselling Afghan-born American novelist and physician, known for his works that provide insights into the Afghan society and the effects of war on its people. His notable books include 'The Kite Runner', 'A Thousand Splendid Suns', and 'And the Mountains Echoed'. Hosseini's writing often explores themes of family, friendship, and the complex socio-political landscape of Afghanistan.

Books

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  1. 1. The Kite Runner

    This novel is a powerful story set against the backdrop of tumultuous events in Afghanistan, from the fall of the monarchy through the Soviet invasion and the rise of the Taliban regime. It follows the life of a wealthy boy and his best friend, a servant's son, their shared love for kite flying, and a terrible incident that tears their lives apart. The narrative explores themes of guilt, betrayal and redemption as the protagonist, now an adult living in America, is called back to his war-torn homeland to right the wrongs of his past.

    The 736th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. A Thousand Splendid Suns

    This novel explores the lives of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, who are brought together by war and fate. Mariam, an illegitimate child, suffers from the stigma surrounding her birth and the abuse she faces from her bitter mother. When she is married off to Rasheed, her life becomes a nightmare. Later, she becomes a co-wife to Laila, a beautiful and educated girl who also ends up as Rasheed's wife due to a series of tragic events. Despite their initial rivalry, the two women form a bond and become sources of support for each other in the face of their husband's brutalities and the war-torn world of Kabul.

    The 1900th Greatest Book of All Time