i finished this book, a thousand splendid suns, over my time off. just like the kite runner , my eyes were opened to a whole other world. the women in this story saw and experienced wars, death, brutality, hopelessness and disappointment…while they were also forced to obey and lost their independence. the story shows how they persevere through their hardships and in the end find a way to hope.
it is hard for me to stomach that these wars happened in my life time, and that people are still treated like this around the world. it makes me stop and think about how my heart is calloused, and my “issues” are so trivial.