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The Kite Runner (Anniversary) (Paperback) by Khaled Hosseini

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About the Book



The 10th anniversary edition of the "New York Times"-bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, it is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed.



Book Synopsis



The #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel that introduced Khaled Hosseini to millions of readers the world over.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, caught in the tragic sweep of history, The Kite Runner transports readers to Afghanistan at a tense and crucial moment of change and destruction. A powerful story of friendship, it is also about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons--their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

Since its publication in 2003 Kite Runner has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic of contemporary literature, touching millions of readers, and launching the career of one of America's most treasured writers.



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[A] powerful first novel... political events, even as dramatic as the ones that are presented in The Kite Runner, are only a part of this story. In The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini gives us a vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence--forces that continue to threaten them even today.--The New York Times Book Review

A beautiful novel... This unusually eloquent story is also about the fragile relationship between fathers and sons, humans and their gods, men and their countries. Loyalty and blood are the ties that bind their stories into one of the most lyrical, moving and unexpected books this year. --The Denver Post

A marvelous first novel... the story of two young boys who are friends in Afghanistan, and an incredible story of the culture. It's an old-fashioned kind of novel that really sweeps you away. --San Francisco Chronicle

This extraordinary novel locates the personal struggles of everyday people in the terrible sweep of history. --People

A moving portrait of modern Afghanistan. --Entertainment Weekly

A powerful book...no frills, no nonsense, just hard, spare prose...an intimate account of family and friendship, betrayal and salvation that requires no atlas or translation to engage and enlighten us. Parts of The Kite Runner are raw and excruciating to read, yet the book in its entirety is lovingly written.--The Washington Post Book World

An astonishing, powerful book.--Diane Sawyer



About The Author



Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 371
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Language: English
Street Date: March 5, 2013
TCIN: 14521398
UPC: 9781594631931
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-4469
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
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Catlover - 1 year ago
One of my favorite books of all time but not great for younger audiences or the faint of heart.
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a must-read!

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2cairnterriers - 2 years ago
one of my all-time favorites! eloquent & heart-wrenching, transported me to an unfamiliar territory that inspired spiritually universal emotions. please read this book.
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Dog Lover - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Arrived early. Great book.
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