- Author: Khaled Hosseini
- 432 pages
- Publication date: 05 May 2008
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Language: English
- ISBN13: 9780747593775
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.