Khaled Hosseini: A Thousand Splendid Suns

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Since its publication in 2007, A Thousand Splendid Suns, the second of Khaled Hosseini’s acclaimed novels, has garnered reactions that are both laudatory and divisive in varying measures, not only across the demographic range of the book’s general readership, but also within the critical discourses it has sparked in global academe. Nevertheless, the commercial success of Hosseini’s first two novels is unquestionable, as can be gauged from the monumental sale figures of 10 million copies sold in the United States and more than 38 million copies worldwide, according to the author’s official website. A Thousand Splendid Suns was on The New York Times paperback fiction bestseller l…

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Citation: Sadaf, Shazia. "A Thousand Splendid Suns". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 July 2021 [, accessed 30 January 2023.]

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