May 2008

May 2008

When: Friday, May 30th @ 7pm
Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Where: Jill’s House

Take 183N to Lakeline Blvd. Go left on Lakeline Blvd until it dead ends at Crystal Falls Parkway. Take left onto Crystal Falls Parkway. You’ll pass an elementary school on the left and then you’ll see a gated community called Grand Mesa on the right. Turn right onto Mira Vista. The second left is Palos Verdes. Take a left onto it and follow it through to the big dip (when you drive through it you’ll know it). Rancho Mirage is the second left after the big dip and our house is all the way at the end of the street. You can’t see it until you’re almost there.

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Starred Review. Afghan-American novelist Hosseini follows up his bestselling Th e Kite Runner with another searing epic of Afghanistan in turmoil. The story covers three decades of anti-Soviet jihad, civil war and Taliban tyranny through the lives of two women. Mariam is the scorned illegitimate daughter of a wealthy businessman, forced at age 15 into marrying the 40-year-old Rasheed, who grows increasingly brutal as she fails to produce a child. Eighteen later, Rasheed takes another wife, 14-year-old Laila, a smart and spirited girl whose only other options, after her parents are killed by rocket fire, are prostitution or starvation. Against a backdrop of unending war, Mariam and Laila become allies in an asymmetrical battle with Rasheed, whose violent misogyny—”There was no cursing, no screaming, no pleading, no surprised yelps, only the systematic business of beating and being beaten”—is endorsed by custom and law. Hosseini gives a forceful but nuanced portrait of a patriarchal despotism where women are agonizingly dependent on fathers, husbands and especially sons, the bearing of male children being their sole path to social status. His tale is a powerful, harrowing depiction of Afghanistan, but also a lyrical evocation of the lives and enduring hopes of its resilient characters.
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3 thoughts on “May 2008

  1. Amanda

    Well…I finished the book last night…before May even started. Sigh…I guess it goes to show how good it is when it only takes you 3 days! 🙂 Hope you all enjoy it too!

  2. Shelley

    You’re already done??? Well, here’s to hoping I can do a lot of reading tomorrow. 🙂

  3. Amanda

    I know it was a small crew tonight b/c of people moving, being out of town, or other obligations, but I really had a great time!! It was one of our best nights — and best discussions! Love you, girls!!