Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear.
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”