The Kite Runner
Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon; an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America; Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later; a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager; Laila; as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over; life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation; brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways; and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.
And The Mountains Echoed
Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle; with no mother to care for them; Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her; he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work; Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her. Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them.
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