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The Kite Runner

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption. And it is also about the power of fathers over sons -- their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

The first Afghan novel to be written in English, The Kite Runner tells a sweeping story of family, love, and friendship against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, bringing to mind the large canvasses of the Russian writers of the nineteenth century. But just as it is old-fashioned in its narration, it is contemporary in its subject -- the devastating history of Afghanistan over the past thirty years. As emotionally gripping as it is tender, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful debut.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A wonderful work... This is one of those unforgettable stories that stay with you for years. All the great themes of literature and of life are the fabric of this extraordinary novel: love, honor, guilt, fear redemption...It is so powerful that for a long time everything I read after seemed bland." - Isabel Allende

"My top fiction book of the year ... marvellous." - Joanna Trollope


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March 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Kite Runner
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April 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Kite Runner
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January 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: THE KITE RUNNER: Exclusive Collector's Edition
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ISBN: 1-59463-218-9 / 978-1-59463-218-1 (USA edition)
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June 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Kite Runner (Riverhead Essential Editions)
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-4352-9885-3 / 978-1-4352-9885-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-06-05
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October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kite Runner: Illustrated Edition
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-385-66508-3 / 978-0-385-66508-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kite Runner, Illustrated Edition
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-59448-960-2 / 978-1-59448-960-0 (USA edition)
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July 2007 : USA Hardback

Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): KHALED HOSSEINI
ISBN: 0-13-235659-7 / 978-0-13-235659-6 (USA edition)
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November 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Kite Runner
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ISBN: 0-7475-8894-5 / 978-0-7475-8894-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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August 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-606-30885-7 / 978-0-606-30885-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: The Kite Runner Large Print
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-84505-710-4 / 978-1-84505-710-7 (UK edition)
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November 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-58547-363-4 / 978-1-58547-363-2 (USA edition)
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August 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Kite Runner
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ISBN: 0-7475-6652-6 / 978-0-7475-6652-6 (UK edition)
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June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kite Runner
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ISBN: 0-385-66006-5 / 978-0-385-66006-8 (USA edition)
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June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kite Runner
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ISBN: 1-57322-245-3 / 978-1-57322-245-7 (USA edition)
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January 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Kite Runner
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ISBN: 0-7569-4880-0 / 978-0-7569-4880-1 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
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ISBN: 1-5266-0474-4 / 978-1-5266-0474-3 (UK edition)
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1900 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 1-5266-0473-6 / 978-1-5266-0473-6 (UK edition)
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-4088-9133-6 / 978-1-4088-9133-9 (UK edition)
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December 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner (Modern Plays)
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-350-03322-7 / 978-1-350-03322-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner: Khaled Hosseini (English edition)
Author(s): Editorial Atlantic, Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-5143-1097-X / 978-1-5143-1097-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner: Tenth anniversary edition
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-4088-4582-2 / 978-1-4088-4582-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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1600 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner: Tenth anniversary edition
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-4088-4547-4 / 978-1-4088-4547-9 (UK edition)
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May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner: Tenth anniversary edition
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-4088-5025-7 / 978-1-4088-5025-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-59463-193-X / 978-1-59463-193-1 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-59463-220-0 / 978-1-59463-220-4 (USA edition)
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-4088-4446-X / 978-1-4088-4446-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-4088-2485-X / 978-1-4088-2485-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
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ISBN: 1-4088-2486-8 / 978-1-4088-2486-3 (UK edition)
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January 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner - Multiple Critical Perspectives
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-935464-31-0 / 978-1-935464-31-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prestwick House, Inc.
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner (Riverhead Essential Editions)
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-59448-177-6 / 978-1-59448-177-2 (USA edition)
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kite Runner
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ISBN: 0-7475-9889-4 / 978-0-7475-9889-3 (UK edition)
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner: Young Adult Edition
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-7475-9255-1 / 978-0-7475-9255-6 (UK edition)
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December 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
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November 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner. Movie Tie-In
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-59448-301-9 / 978-1-59448-301-1 (USA edition)
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October 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
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ISBN: 0-7475-9489-9 / 978-0-7475-9489-5 (UK edition)
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October 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-385-66520-2 / 978-0-385-66520-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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October 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-4000-2546-X / 978-1-4000-2546-6 (USA edition)
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner: 21 Great Bloomsbury Reads for the 21st Century (21st Birthday Celebratory Edn)
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-7475-9003-6 / 978-0-7475-9003-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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January 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner Edition: Reprint
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-59448-317-5 / 978-1-59448-317-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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April 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-7475-6653-4 / 978-0-7475-6653-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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May 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-385-66007-3 / 978-0-385-66007-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-7475-7339-5 / 978-0-7475-7339-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-59448-000-1 / 978-1-59448-000-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-7475-6699-2 / 978-0-7475-6699-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-4423-6421-1 / 978-1-4423-6421-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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May 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-4423-6422-X / 978-1-4423-6422-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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December 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-84737-247-3 / 978-1-84737-247-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2007 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Kite Runner (Mi-vox pre-loaded audio player)
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-906128-28-6 / 978-1-906128-28-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: audiobooksonline.co.uk
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November 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2006 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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November 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-7435-4523-0 / 978-0-7435-4523-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Kite Runner CD
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-7435-0171-3 / 978-0-7435-0171-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Kite Runner (Unabridged)
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 1-4025-6773-1 / 978-1-4025-6773-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2003 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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August 2003 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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August 2003 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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May 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-7435-3023-3 / 978-0-7435-3023-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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June 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 0-7435-3024-1 / 978-1-59895-029-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kite Runner (Modern Plays)
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Methuen Drama
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February 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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February 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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April 2004 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Kite Runner
Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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