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The novel is an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and is a deeply moving story of family, faith, friendship and the salvation to be found in love. Mariam and Laila are both brought together jarringly by war. Their bond is more of sisters and mother- daughter.
What makes this book stand out?
The book stands out because the author shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self- sacrifice and the author shows that in the end, it is love or even a memory of love which is the key to survival. This book is one of the best books to read.
Read it for
The book has a deep, profound, soul awakening message.
Don't read it for
The reader might lose interest while reading the middle section of the book.