- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury; Reprint edition (12 Jan. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780747585893
- ISBN-13: 978-0747585893
- ASIN: 074758589X
- Product Dimensions: 33 x 33 x 50.8 cm
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. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.