A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS is set in Afghanistan and follows the time of the Soviet invasion through the Taliban control, to post Taliban rebuilding. The storyline features two generations of characters struggling to survive.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Khaled Hosseini on the title page at the store. It is a new, unread copy opened only for signing. Published in June, 2007 by Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
KHALED HOSSEINI (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is one of our all-time favorites. When he visited Birmingham for And the Mountains Echoed, we chastised the audience of more than six-hundred that when we hosted him for The Kite Runner about twenty-five people showed up. The point is that you should take every opportunity to meet an author, even if they all may not spend two hundred weeks on The New York Times best-seller list, as did this one. His books are available in seventy countries, and have sold more than forty million copies. Khaled Hosseini was named a Goodwill Envoy for the United Nations and created The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to assist children in need around the world. Thank you Khaled Hosseini for signing our books.
THIS VIDEO was shot during Khaled Hosseini's visit on June 16, 2013 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center.