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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Excellent Book!!


I have finished reading the book and found it excellent. The author's descriptions of the characters and the war torn country of Afghanistan was amazing. I had wondered if he had went back or just remembered so vividly from his childhood and research--did he go back before or after he wrote the book?? I really liked the characters of BaBa, Amir's wife, and Hassan. It is interesting how one wrong act can actually affect people the rest of their lives. I work with children all the time and often times people feel that the the children should "just get over it" when somethign traumatic happens to him. It was nice to see it from Amir's perspective and how it affected his life. Some of the children I work with have had equally horrifying and traumatic things happen!!


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

In 2003 author Hosseini returned to Afganistan after his book was in print. He arrived in Kabul to literally trace Amir's footsteps. He had left his homeland as an 11-year-old seventh grader and returned as a 38-year-old physician. His two weeks there were spent in locating and seeing his war-torn country, his city and his family home. He came feeling like a tourist in his own country trying to find landmarks remaining only in his memory. KITE RUNNER is a lovely, poignant story that will continue to occupy your thoughts long after you've finished the last page of the book.


Welcome to the first public library book blog in North Dakota! If you are interested in becoming member you may request an invitation. Once you've become a member you'll be able to take part in group discussions on the selected books.

The first book selection is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Discussion on the book will start in a couple weeks. Happy Reading!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Let's Get Started!

Here's some information about the author of Kite Runner that you might find useful/interesting as you start reading:

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1965. He is the oldest of five children. and his mother was a teacher of Farsi and History at a large girls high school in Kabul. In 1976, Khaled’s family was relocated to Paris, France, where his father was assigned a diplomatic post in the Afghan embassy. The assignment would return the Hosseini family in 1980, but by then Afghanistan had already witnessed a bloody communist coup and the Soviet invasion. Khaled’s family, instead, asked for and was granted political asylum in the U.S. He moved to San Jose, CA, with his family in 1980. He attended Santa Clara University and graduated from UC San Diego School of Medicine. He has been in practice as an internist since 1996. He is married, has two children (a boy and a girl, Haris and Farah). The Kite Runner is his first novel.

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