The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 140882485X Global Overview for this book
Registered by aetm of Austin, Texas USA on 5/29/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by aetm from Austin, Texas USA on Wednesday, May 29, 2019
"“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime."

Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir's choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic"

That's fancy description for the book from goodreads... in simpler words, it's a lovely story to enjoy from somewhere else and exotic on this planet. Perfect armchair travel reading...

Journal Entry 2 by aetm at — Little Free Library, see notes in Austin, Texas USA on Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Released 3 days ago (6/13/2019 UTC) at — Little Free Library, see notes in Austin, Texas USA

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Will be in one of the many lovely little free library boxes around Mueller park and Thinkery area ~ happy book hunting and happy reads

Safe journey little book - I hope you'll make many new friends on your travels!

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