Join us at Speer Memorial Library in Mission, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, for a discussion of A Thousand Splendid Suns, to take place in the library’s Community Room at 5:30 p.m. in Spanish, and at 6:30 p.m. in English. Everyone is welcome to attend and discuss the book.

In Kabul, Afghanistan, Mariam and Laila, two women from different backgrounds, are brought together through their painful loss of loved ones and the war raging around them.  Enduring discrimination in public and an abusive husband at home, they bond together in both a sister and mother-daughter relationship.

This novel, a compelling and moving story of unexpected friendship, true love, and self-sacrifice, is set in the context of the violence, war, and brutality of three volatile decades of Afghan history.

Written by Khaled Hosseini, and first published in 2007, A Thousand Splendid Suns is a historical novel that focuses on mother-daughter relationships and women's place in Afghan society, particularly under Taliban rule when the regime imposed strict rules of dress and conduct on women, and harsh punishments on anyone who would dare to violate those rules.

We will have some copies of the book available for check out to those who sign up for the book discussion, or you can stop by our library’s Reference Desk, or call at 580-8754, and we will try to obtain a copy for you via Interlibrary Loan.

For more information, or to sign up for the book discussion, please call William Renner or Rose Alvarez at 580-8754 or 580-8750. You can also register at the Reference Desk, or by email at