Clothed with Grace: A Thousand Splendid Suns- Book Review

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Thousand Splendid Suns- Book Review

Everyone in awhile I read a book that is important, A Thousand Splendid Suns is one of them.  Although fiction, it's depictions of life in Afghanistan during the last sixty years or so historically accurate. 

We follow the lives of two women, Mariam and Laila who are brought together by tragic circumstances and once they meet their lives will never be the same.

This story is both tragic and beautiful. It makes me appreciate the life and freedom I have here in the U.S., as well as helps me understand what happens when greed and power meet and the collateral damage that follows.

If you read only one more book this year, this should be the book. 


  1. If you liked this book, you should read "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry. It's a doorstop of a book lol, but even 10 years later, still stands as my favorite books. It's a novel about the class system in India, and its effects on the various characters in the book. It took acouple chapters for me to get into it, but once I did, that was it- could not put it down. Also, another one like this is "interpreter of Maladies" by Jhumpra Lahiri- fantastic collection of short stories about differences in culture! I could go on and on ��, happy reading!

    1. I just added them to my goodreads list, thanks for sharing!