Thursday, June 26, 2008
A Thousand Splendid Suns
My book club read A Thousand Splendid Suns. Like my last post on Charlie’s Wilson War, it made me wonder where I was in the 80’s and 90’s. This book is about two women in Afghanistan and their lives. And it interweaves quite a bit of Afghani history and lifestyles. Our book club meeting was enhanced by a women who had just come back from duty in Afghanistan and had some items we could look at. And she filled us in a little on what life if like now for the people of that country. I really do have blinders on. But maybe they are starting to come off. About time.