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 list for twenty-one consecutive weeks, as well as being the number one selling fiction book on almost…

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Citation: Sadaf, Shazia. "A Thousand Splendid Suns". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 July 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=23018, accessed 15 June 2024.]

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