This is a sweeping, harrowing book about two women: Mirian and Laila. It’s a story about their endurance and, at times, resistance during Afghanistan’s roller-coaster history. The writing is beautiful, poignant, and memorable. I can’t remember the last book (maybe the Kite Runner?) that made me cry at times. I didn’t want this book to end and my only criticism of it is that it takes a while for Part One and Part Two to coincide. One of the extraordinary things about this book is knowing that the atrocities and hardships described are fiction, but so very close to reality.
Gwenamon says: Yes!