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A Thousand Splendid Suns Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594483851
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 25th, 2008

As good as the Kite Runner is, A Thousand Splendid Suns wins by a nose for me. There is no holding back of the awful details of a woman's heartbreaking chore of an Afghan marriage in Taliban-controlled Kabul. Housseni's masterful storytelling (truly) is jarring at times it is so unbelievably good. Afghanistan is a main character in this book, and it suffers the most during this culturally damaging part of history.

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684842677
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Published: Scribner - May 25th, 1999

H Is for Hawk Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802124739
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Published: Grove Press - March 8th, 2016

This memoir is equal parts cathartic nature hike and an author's ode to her father. Her unique approach to grief is sprinkled with a contagious dose of predator worship- even if you have never been interested in hawks before. Engaging and emotional in the best way.