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The Kite Runner - by Khaled Hosseini (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • The #1 New York Times bestselling novel beloved by millions of readers the world over.
  • About the Author: Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980.
  • 336 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary

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About the Book



An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, takes readers from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present. As emotionally gripping as it is tender, "The Kite Runner" is an unusual and powerful debut.



Book Synopsis



The #1 New York Times bestselling novel beloved by millions of readers the world over.

"A vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people [of Afghanistan] have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence--forces that continue to threaten them even today." -New York Times Book Review

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.



Review Quotes




"[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): 9.28 Inches (H) x 6.36 Inches (W) x 1.13 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.22 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Language: English
Street Date: June 2, 2003
TCIN: 11722014
UPC: 9781573222457
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-8352
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews
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2 recommendations

More people need to read this!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Hannah - 6 years ago
The book is fantastic - a not so easy topic to read but so needed in the western world so as to understand the world and cultures around us.
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As expected

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sh - 8 years ago
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

5 out of 5 stars
Jonathan - 11 years ago
How far will I go for a friend? This is a question I have been recently asking myself since reading The Kite Runner. The majority of the story takes place in late 70s Afghanistan where Amir, a son of a wealthy man and Hassan a servants son become very good friends. Amir and Hassan become so close that not even a soviet invasion or years of Islamic radicalism could destroy their bond. The story is filled with surprises with a heart touching, unforgettable conclusion. Personally I would recommend The Kite Runner to 10th graders and above. There are a few scenes in the novel that get a little graphic and some scenes that are violent. The Kite Runner tells a lot more than just a story about tow Afghani boys, it shares a cultural experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. The novel sheds lessons of faith and commitment to friends and family and is now one of my favorite reads.
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