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The Kite Runner

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The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over. Amir and Hassan are childhood friends in the alleys and orchards of Kabul in the sunny days before the invasion of the Soviet army and Afghanistan’s decent into fanaticism. Both motherless, they grow up as close as brothers, but their fates, they know, are to be different. Amir’s father is a wealthy merchant; Hassan’ s father is his manservant. Amir belongs to the ruling caste of Pashtuns, Hassan to the despised Hazaras. This fragile idyll is broken by the mounting ethnic, religious, and political tensions that begin to tear Afghanistan apart. An unspeakable assault on Hassan by a gang of local boys tears the friends apart; Amir has witnessed his friend’s torment, but is too afraid to intercede. Plunged into self-loathing, Amir conspires to have Hassan and his father turned out of the household. When the Soviets invade Afghanistan, Amir and his father flee to San Francisco, leaving Hassan and his father to a pitiless fate. Only years later will Amir have an opportunity to redeem himself by returning to Afghanistan to begin to repay the debt long owed to the man who should have been his brother. Compelling, heartrending, and etched with details of a history never before told in fiction, The Kite Runner is a story of the ways in which we’re damned by our moral failures, and of the extravagant cost of redemption.

Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled Hosseini
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735236801
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NEW YORK TIMES bestseller The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world. On a moonlit beach, a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother's goat, the clanking of the cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs, with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee. When the sun rises, they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home. Khaled Hosseini will donate author proceeds from this book to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and to The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund life-saving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe. To learn more about UNHCR, please visit: unhcr.org/Khaled-hosseini To learn more about The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, please visit: khaledhosseinifoundation.org

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled Hosseini
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After more than two years on the bestseller lists and over four million copies in print, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous contemporary relevance. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment.

And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled Hosseini
Editor: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143188704
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And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini Summary

Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world. His novels have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. Now, six years after A Thousand Splendid Suns debuted at #1, spending fourteen consecutive weeks at #1 and nearly a full year on the hardcover list, Hosseini returns with a book that is broader in scope and setting than anything he's ever written before. A multigenerational-family story revolving around brothers and sisters, it is an emotional, provocative, and unforgettable novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. With profound wisdom, insight and compassion, Hosseini demonstrates once again his deeply felt understanding of the bonds that define us and shape our lives—and of what it means to be human.

Enchantress from the Stars

Enchantress from the Stars Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1681198460
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Rediscover this beloved Newbery Honor-winning classic, Featuring a brand-new cover and a foreword by Lois Lowry! Elana, a member of an interstellar civilization on a mission to a medieval planet, becomes the key to a dangerous plan to turn back an invasion. How can she help the Andrecians, who still believe in magic and superstition, without revealing her own alien powers? At the same time, Georyn, the son of an Andrecian woodcutter, knows only that there is a dragon in the enchanted forest, and he must defeat it. He sees Elana as the Enchantress from the Stars who has come to test him, to prove he is worthy. One of the few science fiction books to win a Newbery Honor, this novel continues to enthrall readers of all ages. Critical acclaim for Enchantress from the Stars: A Newbery Honor Book A Junior Library Guild selection An ALA Notable pick Winner of the Phoenix Award Finalist for the Book Sense Book of the Year Award

A Study Guide for Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

A Study Guide for Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner by Gale, Cengage Learning Summary

A Study Guide for Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary News For Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary News For Students for all of your research needs.

Remember Me Like This

Remember Me Like This Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bret Anthony Johnston
Editor: Random House
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“Enthralling . . . [an] exquisitely moral mystery of how we struggle to accept and love the people we call family.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Esquire • BookPage A gripping novel with the pace of a thriller but the nuanced characterization and deep empathy of some of the literary canon’s most beloved novels, Remember Me Like This introduces Bret Anthony Johnston as one of the most gifted storytellers writing today. With his sophisticated and emotionally taut plot and his shimmering prose, Johnston reveals that only in caring for one another can we save ourselves. Four years have passed since Justin Campbell’s disappearance, a tragedy that rocked the small town of Southport, Texas. Did he run away? Was he kidnapped? Did he drown in the bay? As the Campbells search for answers, they struggle to hold what’s left of their family together. Then, one afternoon, the impossible happens. The police call to report that Justin has been found only miles away, in the neighboring town, and, most important, he appears to be fine. Though the reunion is a miracle, Justin’s homecoming exposes the deep rifts that have diminished his family, the wounds they all carry that may never fully heal. Trying to return to normal, his parents do their best to ease Justin back into his old life. But as thick summer heat takes hold, violent storms churn in the Gulf and in the Campbells’ hearts. When a reversal of fortune lays bare the family’s greatest fears—and offers perhaps the only hope for recovery—each of them must fight to keep the ties that bind them from permanently tearing apart. Praise for Remember Me Like This “An achingly beautiful and psychologically insightful portrait of a family . . . [a] fully immersive novel in which the language is luminous and the delivery almost flawless.”—The Boston Globe “Riveting . . . flows like it was plotted by Dennis Lehane but feels like it was written by Jonathan Franzen.”—Esquire “Tremendously moving . . . There’s real humanity in Johnston’s writing, and it’s heartening to spend time with these folks as they relearn how to be a family.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post “Deeply empathetic and masterfully constructed . . . a novel that has both the feel of a great epic and the focused intensity of standing on a highwire.”—Salon

The Kite Runner (Play Script)

The Kite Runner (Play Script) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew Spangler
Editor: Penguin
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The script for the stage production of Khaled Hosseini's first and internationally bestselling novel, The Kite Runner, as adapted by playwright Matthew Spangler. 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 that is in the process of being destroyed. Now adapted for the stage, the story is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and is an exploration of the influence of fathers over sons--their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping saga of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful story that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic. This adaptation was first performed at Wyndham's Theatre, London, in December 2016.

The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nelson DeMille
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780759522626
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The Great Gatsby meets The Godfather in this #1 New York Times bestselling story of friendship and seduction, love and betrayal. "[Demille is] a true master." - Dan Brown, #1 bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America. Here two men are destined for an explosive collision: John Sutter, Wall Street lawyer, holding fast to a fading aristocratic legacy; and Frank Bellarosa, the Mafia don who seizes his piece of the staid and unprepared Gold Coast like a latter-day barbarian chief and draws Sutter and his regally beautiful wife, Susan, into his violent world. Told from Sutter's sardonic and often hilarious point of view, The Gold Coast is Nelson DeMille's captivating story laced with sexual passion and suspense.

All Art Is Propaganda

All Art Is Propaganda Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Orwell
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547417752
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As a critic, George Orwell cast a wide net. Equally at home discussing Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin, he moved back and forth across the porous borders between essay and journalism, high art and low. A frequent commentator on literature, language, film, and drama throughout his career, Orwell turned increasingly to the critical essay in the 1940s, when his most important experiences were behind him and some of his most incisive writing lay ahead. All Art Is Propaganda follows Orwell as he demonstrates in piece after piece how intent analysis of a work or body of work gives rise to trenchant aesthetic and philosophical commentary. With masterpieces such as "Politics and the English Language" and "Rudyard Kipling" and gems such as "Good Bad Books," here is an unrivaled education in, as George Packer puts it, "how to be interesting, line after line."

A NEW CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF KHALED HOSSENIE'S THE KITE RUNNER

A NEW CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF KHALED HOSSENIE'S THE KITE RUNNER Pdf/ePub eBook Author: MUBASHAR ALTAF
Editor: BookRix
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A NEW CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF KHALED HOSSENIE'S THE KITE RUNNER by MUBASHAR ALTAF Summary

It is a new critical analysis of Khaled Hosseini's masterwork, The Kite Runner. It provides a complete social, cultural, historical, and political background of the novel. it facilitates the readers of Khaled Hosseini. in this new analysis, the text of The Kite Runner has been evaluated from multiple dimensions. It explores the novel. it sheds light on different angles of Khaled Hosseini's craft and art of fiction writing. It analyses the plot structure, characters, and culture of Afghanistan. It is a satiated and comprehensive study of the novel, The Kite Runner This book guides you about Afghanistan's culture This work helps you to understand the historical and cultural context of The Kite Runner This analysis provides you an understanding of the text and context of The Kite Runner .

We Were Here

We Were Here Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matt de la Peña
Editor: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0375893830
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Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Peña's We Were Here is a "fast, funny, smart, and heartbreaking" novel [Booklist]. When it happened, Miguel was sent to Juvi. The judge gave him a year in a group home—said he had to write in a journal so some counselor could try to figure out how he thinks. The judge had no idea that he actually did Miguel a favor. Ever since it happened, his mom can’t even look at him in the face. Any home besides his would be a better place to live. But Miguel didn’t bet on meeting Rondell or Mong or on any of what happened after they broke out. He only thought about Mexico and getting to the border to where he could start over. Forget his mom. Forget his brother. Forget himself. Life usually doesn’ t work out how you think it will, though. And most of the time, running away is the quickest path right back to what you’re running from. From the streets of Stockton to the beaches of Venice, all the way to the Mexican border, We Were Here follows a journey of self-discovery by a boy who is trying to forgive himself in an unforgiving world. "Fast, funny, smart, and heartbreaking...The contemporary survival adventure will keep readers hooked."-Booklist "This gripping story about underprivileged teens is a rewarding read."-VOYA "A furiously paced and gripping novel."-Publishers Weekly "A story of friendship that will appeal to teens and will engage the most reluctant readers."-Kirkus Reviews An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Readers An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers A Junior Library Guild Selection

The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Isabel Allende
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501117033
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“Spectacular...An absorbing and distinguished work...The House of the Spirits with its all-informing, generous, and humane sensibility, is a unique achievement, both personal witness and possible allegory of the past, present, and future of Latin America.” —The New York Times Book Review The House of the Spirits, the unforgettable first novel that established Isabel Allende as one of the world’s most gifted storytellers, brings to life the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of the Trueba family. The patriarch Esteban is a volatile, proud man whose voracious pursuit of political power is tempered only by his love for his delicate wife Clara, a woman with a mystical connection to the spirit world. When their daughter Blanca embarks on a forbidden love affair in defiance of her implacable father, the result is an unexpected gift to Esteban: his adored granddaughter Alba, a beautiful and strong-willed child who will lead her family and her country into a revolutionary future. One of the most important novels of the twentieth century, The House of the Spirits is an enthralling epic that spans decades and lives, weaving the personal and the political into a universal story of love, magic, and fate.

The Reading List

The Reading List Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sara Nisha Adams
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063025302
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A BEST OF SUMMER READ ACCORDING TO NEWSWEEK, PARADE MAGAZINE, NBC NEWS, LITHUB, AND POPSUGAR! An unforgettable and heartwarming debut about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between two very different people in a London suburb. Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in Wembley, in West London after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries. Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager working at the local library for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a list of novels that she’s never heard of before. Intrigued, and a little bored with her slow job at the checkout desk, she impulsively decides to read every book on the list, one after the other. As each story gives up its magic, the books transport Aleisha from the painful realities she’s facing at home. When Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha passes along the reading list…hoping that it will be a lifeline for him too. Slowly, the shared books create a connection between two lonely souls, as fiction helps them escape their grief and everyday troubles and find joy again.

The Kite Runner (Study Guide)

The Kite Runner (Study Guide) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
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The Kite Runner (Study Guide) by BookCaps Study Guides Staff Summary

The perfect companion to Khaled Hosseini’s "The Kite Runner," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Love in the Ruins

Love in the Ruins Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Walker Percy
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453216200
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A “brilliant and hilarious” novel of the end times in America and one psychiatrist’s quest to save mankind, from a New York Times–bestselling author (Dallas Morning News). The United States seems to be on the brink of catastrophe. From the abandoned cars littering the highways (no one remembers how to fix them) to the endless hours spent on the golf course (now open twenty-four hours for those who can’t bother to wait until daylight to putt) to the starkly polarized political and religious factions dividing the country (which are increasingly difficult to tell apart), it is startlingly evident that the great experiment of the American Dream has failed. The only problem is that no one has noticed. No one, that is, except Dr. Thomas More. Dr. More, an alcoholic, womanizing, lapsed-Catholic psychiatrist, has invented the lapsometer: a machine capable of diagnosing and curing the spiritual afflictions that are speeding society toward its inevitable collapse. If used correctly, the lapsometer could make anxiety, depression, alienation, and racism things of the past. But, in the wrong hands, it could propel the nation even more quickly into chaos. Hailed as “vividly entertaining” by the Los Angeles Times and “profoundly moving” by the Milwaukee Journal, Love in the Ruins is a towering, mind-bending work of satirical speculative fiction by the National Book Award–winning author of The Moviegoer.

Kabul in Winter

Kabul in Winter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ann Jones
Editor: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1466827653
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A sharp and arresting people's-eye view of real life in Afghanistan after the Taliban Soon after the bombing of Kabul ceased, award-winning journalist and women's rights activist Ann Jones set out for the shattered city, determined to bring help where her country had brought destruction. Here is her trenchant report from inside a city struggling to rise from the ruins. Working among the multitude of impoverished war widows, retraining Kabul's long-silenced English teachers, and investigating the city's prison for women, Jones enters a large community of female outcasts: runaway child brides, pariah prostitutes, cast-off wives, victims of rape. In the streets and markets, she hears the Afghan view of the supposed benefits brought by the fall of the Taliban, and learns that regarding women as less than human is the norm, not the aberration of one conspicuously repressive regime. Jones confronts the ways in which Afghan education, culture, and politics have repeatedly been hijacked—by Communists, Islamic fundamentalists, and the Western free marketeers—always with disastrous results. And she reveals, through small events, the big disjunctions: between U.S promises and performance, between the new "democracy" and the still-entrenched warlords, between what's boasted of and what is. At once angry, profound, and starkly beautiful, Kabul in Winter brings alive the people and day-to-day life of a place whose future depends so much upon our own.

The Kite Runner : เด็กเก็บว่าว

The Kite Runner : เด็กเก็บว่าว Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ฮาเหล็ด โฮเซนี
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The Kite Runner : เด็กเก็บว่าว by ฮาเหล็ด โฮเซนี Summary

เรื่องราวมิตรภาพสุดประทับใจ ของเพื่อนรักสองคน ที่โดยสถานภาพแท้จริง คือนายกับบ่าว แต่ลึกลงไปในหัวใจคือความผูกพันของเพื่อนรัก ทั้งคู่เผชิญชะตากรรมโหดร้ายจากสงครามและการเปลี่ยนแปลงการปกครองในอัฟกานิสถาน แง่มุมของเรื่องราวแห่งมิตรภาพที่ทำให้หัวใจสลายทั้งความรัก ความเสียสละ การทรยศ หลอกลวงที่ทำลายทั้งมิตรภาพและครอบครัวจนพังพินาศ จะมีทางไหมที่จะกลับร้ายให้กลายเป็นดี จะมีหนทางใดแก้ไขความผิดพลาดที่ล่วงเลย จะมีวิธีใดเยียวยาบาดแผลความรู้สึกผิดที่ค้างคาในใจ เพื่อทดแทนให้แก่เพื่อนรัก

Margreete's Harbor

Margreete's Harbor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eleanor Morse
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
ISBN: 125027155X
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A literary novel set on the coast of Maine during the 1960s, tracing the life of a family and its matriarch as they negotiate sharing a home. Eleanor Morse's Margreete’s Harbor begins with a fire: a fiercely-independent, thrice-widowed woman living on her own in a rambling house near the Maine coast forgets a hot pan on the stovetop, and nearly burns her place down. When Margreete Bright calls her daughter Liddie to confess, Liddie realizes that her mother can no longer live alone. She, her husband Harry, and their children Eva and Bernie move from a settled life in Michigan across the country to Margreete’s isolated home, and begin a new life. Margreete’s Harbor tells the story of ten years in the history of a family: a novel of small moments, intimate betrayals, arrivals and disappearances that coincide with America during the late 1950s through the turbulent 1960s. Liddie, a professional cellist, struggles to find space for her music in a marriage that increasingly confines her; Harry’s critical approach to the growing war in Vietnam endangers his new position as a high school history teacher; Bernie and Eva begin to find their own identities as young adults; and Margreete slowly descends into a private world of memories, even as she comes to find a larger purpose in them. This beautiful novel—attuned to the seasons of nature, the internal dynamics of a family, and a nation torn by its contradicting ideals—reveals the largest meanings in the smallest and most secret moments of life. Readers of Elizabeth Strout, Alice Munro, and Anne Tyler will find themselves at home in Margreete’s Harbor.

The Kite Runner (new)

The Kite Runner (new) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Khaled Hosseini
Editor: Qanita
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The Kite Runner, sebuah novel perdana Khaled Hosseini, telah mencatat berbagai prestasi: 1. Diterjemahkan ke dalam 42 bahasa. 2. Terjual lebih dari 8 juta kopi di seluruh dunia. 3. Lebih dari 2 tahun bertengger di daftar New York Times Bestseller. 4. Paramount Pictures telah membuat filmnya. Sinopsis Aku memiliki satu kesempatan terakhir untuk mengambil keputusan, untuk menentukan apa jadinya diriku. Aku bisa melangkah memasuki gang itu, membela Hassan dan menerima apa pun yang mungkin menimpaku. Atau, aku bisa melarikan diri. Akhirnya, aku melarikan diri. Amir telah mengkhianati Hassan, satu-satunya sahabatnya. Saudaranya. Rasa bersalah kini menghantuinya. Menyingkirkan Hassan dari kehidupannya adalah pilihan tersulit yang harus diambilnya. Namun setelah Hassan pergi, tak ada lagi yang tersisa dari masa kecilnya. Seperi layang-layang putus, sebagian dari dirinya terbang bersama angin. Tetapi, masa lalu yang telah terkubur dalam-dalam pun senantiasa menyeruak kembali. Hadir membawa luka-luka lama. Dan seperti rapuhnya layang-layang, tak kuasa menahan badai, Amir harus menghadapi kenangannya yang mewujud kembali. The Kite Runner adalah sebuah kisah penuh kekuatan tentang persaudaraan, kasih sayang, pengkhianatan, dan penderitaan. Khaled Hosseini dengan brilian menghadirkan sisi-sisi lain Afghanistan, negeri indah yang hingga kini masih menyimpan duka. Di tengah belantara puing di Kota Kabul, akankah amir menemukan kebagahiaan yang kelak menyapu kesedihannya? [Mizan, Qanita, Novel, Inspirasi, Motivasi, Indonesia]