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Khaled Hosseini


Afghanistan (b.1965)

Khaled Hosseini was born in Afghanistan and his family received political asylum in the USA in 1980. He is a doctor and lives in California.
 
Awards
Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Award Best Novel nominee (2008) : A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book nominee (2008) : A Thousand Splendid Suns


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Tiny Dancer (2005)
Anthony Flacco
"After reading Tiny Dancer, one cannot help be in awe of the human spirit. And it is a story of profound transformation, not merely physical, but that of the heart."
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Children of the Revolution (2007)
Dinaw Mengestu
"A rich and lyrical story... I was profoundly moved by this tale... With effortless prose, Mengestu makes us feel this tortured soul's longings, regrets, and in the end, his dreams of meaningful human connection."
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Rostam (2007)
Abolqasem Ferdowsi
"Davis's wonderful translation will show Western readers why Ferdowsi's masterpiece is one of the most revered and most beloved classics in the Persian world."
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The Witch's Trinity (2007)
Erika Mailman
"A gripping, well-told story of faith and truth."
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The Cellist of Sarajevo (2008)
Steven Galloway
"Though the setting is the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s, this gripping novel transcends time and place. It is a universal story, and a testimony to the struggle to find meaning, grace, and humanity, even amid the most unimaginable horrors."
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One More Year (2008)
Sana Krasikov
"A brilliant new writer whose stories are populated by imperfect characters who always surprise and who are gloriously brought to life."
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The Writing On My Forehead (2009)
Nafisa Haji
"A moving meditation on the meaning of family, tradition, and the ties that bind."
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River of Words (2009)
James A Levine
"A deeply moving story and a searing reminder of the resilience of the human spirit."
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Exult (2009)
Joe Quirk
"There is gusto in Exult. Quirk dares ask some of life's most fundamental questions: Why do we die, and after we are gone, will we have meant anything at all? How should we spend the time we have been given on this earth?"
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The Patience Stone (2009)
Atiq Rahimi
"An important and courageous book."
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A Word for Love (2017)
Emily Robbins
"Robbins' melodic novel is story of war, family, language, but above all, a paean to unabashed, unbridled love."
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Down and Across (2018)
Arvin Ahmadi
"Quirky and charming, wise and unpredictable."

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