A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini.
What a tragically heartbreaking, opinion-shifting, addictive story. To me, these characters were real, and they have changed my view of Afghanistan. A beautifully written novel about two unrelated women struck by tragedy after tragedy but bound by a mother/daughter love, I could not put this book down for each page was more compelling than the last.
For a book that I was ho-hum about buying, it has moved me beyond recognition and I am proud to say it is the best novel I have ever read.
Review by Belinda