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A Thousand Splendid Suns Play Script

A Thousand Splendid Suns  play Script  PDF
Author: Ursula Rani Sarma
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735218242
Size: 77.65 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 118
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"Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever-escalating dangers around them-- in their home, as well as in the streets of Kabul-- they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other. It will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation."-- From cover, page 4.

A Thousand Splendid Suns Play Script

A Thousand Splendid Suns  Play Script  PDF
Author: Ursula Rani Sarma
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525534474
Size: 80.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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The script for the stage production of the bestselling Khaled Hosseini novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, as adapted by playwright Ursula Rani Sarma. Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever-escalating dangers around them--in their home, as well as in the streets of Kabul--they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, playwright Ursula Rani Sarma reimagines Hosseini's novel to show how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival. A stunning accomplishment, this reimagination of A Thousand Splendid Suns is a haunting, heartbreaking, compelling production about unlikely friendship and indestructible love. This adaptation was first performed by the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in February 2017.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns PDF
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 074758589X
Size: 67.71 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 419
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A riveting and powerful story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship and an indestructible love

Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer PDF
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525541292
Size: 41.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 48
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**Please note that this will work best on a color device and will appear in a horizontal format** The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world. "Intensely moving. . .Powerfully evocative of the plight in which displaced populations find themselves."– Kirkus, STARRED Review "Hosseini's story, aimed at readers of all ages, does not dwell on nightmarish fates; instead, its emotional power flows from the love of a father for his son."– Publishers Weekly, STARRED BOX Review A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone. Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Kurdi's, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe. Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read writers in the world, with more than fifty-five million copies of his novels sold worldwide in more than seventy countries. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner PDF
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140882485X
Size: 59.46 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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Over 21 million copies sold worldwide

Blue Touched

Blue    Touched    PDF
Author: Ursula Rani Sarma
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849438129
Size: 43.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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In Blue three childhood friends spend their last year together in the isolated sea-side town in which they live. In an effort to console their sense of worthlessness, they devise a deadly daily ritual. Together they jump from a point where the cliffs are forty feet above the ocean. In those panicked seconds, plummeting at full force towards the sea, Joe, Des and Danny believe that anything is possible, and that their hopes and dreams may just come true... In ...Touched... Cora and Mikey yearn for Dublin, for a life without darkness, without secrets, without despair. The young sister and brother make a pact to escape, but their flight to Dublin leads them straight into the hands of the street wise, money-hungry Macca, a horrific crime and a city that was far from the paradise they had dreamt about.

A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini Book Analysis

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini  Book Analysis  PDF
Author: Bright Summaries
Publisher: BrightSummaries.com
ISBN: 280801497X
Size: 26.17 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Study Aids
Languages : en
Pages : 54
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Unlock the more straightforward side of A Thousand Splendid Suns with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, a story of love, friendship and war in modern Afghanistan. It traces the bond that develops between Mariam and Laila, the first and second wives of a violent, abusive man. Despite their very different upbringings as a result of their country’s constantly changing political situation and the fact that Mariam initially feels that Laila is “stealing” her husband, the two women gradually become so close that they are like mother and daughter, and they will go to any lengths to protect each other. A Thousand Splendid Suns is Khaled Hosseini’s second novel, following on from his 2003 bestseller The Kite Runner. Find out everything you need to know about A Thousand Splendid Suns in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Kite Runner Play Script

The Kite Runner  Play Script  PDF
Author: Matthew Spangler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525534466
Size: 21.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 144
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The script for the stage production of Khaled Hosseini's first and internationally bestselling novel, The Kite Runner, as adapted by playwright Matthew Spangler. 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. Now adapted for the stage, the story is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and is an exploration of the influence of fathers over sons--their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping saga 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 story that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic. This adaptation was first performed at Wyndham's Theatre, London, in December 2016.

And The Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed PDF
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140885256X
Size: 62.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Afghanistan
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one... Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. To Abdullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection. Each night they sleep together in their cot, their skulls touching, their limbs tangled. One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father. Pari and Abdullah have no sense of the fate that awaits them there, for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart; sometimes a finger must be cut to save the hand. Crossing generations and continents, moving from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos, Khaled Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, and how the choices we make resonate through history.

The Lime Works

The Lime Works PDF
Author: Thomas Bernhard
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307833534
Size: 66.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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For five years, Konrad has imprisoned himself and his crippled wife in an abandoned lime works where he’s conducted odd auditory experiments and prepared to write his masterwork, The Sense of Hearing. As the story begins, he’s just blown the head off his wife with the Mannlicher carbine she kept strapped to her wheelchair. The murder and the bizarre life that led to it are the subject of a mass of hearsay related by an unnamed life-insurance salesman in a narrative as mazy, byzantine, and mysterious as the lime works—Konrad’s sanctuary and tomb.

Everything Flows

Everything Flows PDF
Author: Vasily Grossman
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590173899
Size: 46.30 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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A New York Review Books Original Everything Flows is Vasily Grossman’s final testament, written after the Soviet authorities suppressed his masterpiece, Life and Fate. The main story is simple: released after thirty years in the Soviet camps, Ivan Grigoryevich must struggle to find a place for himself in an unfamiliar world. But in a novel that seeks to take in the whole tragedy of Soviet history, Ivan’s story is only one among many. Thus we also hear about Ivan’s cousin, Nikolay, a scientist who never let his conscience interfere with his career, and Pinegin, the informer who got Ivan sent to the camps. Then a brilliant short play interrupts the narrative: a series of informers steps forward, each making excuses for the inexcusable things that he did—inexcusable and yet, the informers plead, in Stalinist Russia understandable, almost unavoidable. And at the core of the book, we find the story of Anna Sergeyevna, Ivan’s lover, who tells about her eager involvement as an activist in the Terror famine of 1932–33, which led to the deaths of three to five million Ukrainian peasants. Here Everything Flows attains an unbearable lucidity comparable to the last cantos of Dante’s Inferno.

Silent Hearts

Silent Hearts PDF
Author: Gwen Florio
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: 1501181939
Size: 24.70 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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For fans of A Thousand Splendid Suns, “a rich, haunting, immersive story of cultures at the crossroads” (Jamie Ford, bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet) that follows two women in Afghanistan—an American aid worker and her local interpreter—as they form an unexpected friendship despite their utterly different life experiences and the ever-increasing violence in Kabul. ​ In 2001, Kabul is a place of possibility as people fling off years of repressive Taliban rule. This hopeful chaos brings together American aid worker Liv Stoellner and Farida Basra, an educated Pakistani woman still adjusting to her arranged marriage to Gul, the son of an Afghan strongman whose family spent years of exile in Pakistan before returning to Kabul. Both Liv and her husband take positions at an NGO that helps Afghan women recover from the Taliban years. They see the move as a reboot—Martin for his moribund academic career, Liv for their marriage. But for Farida and Gul, the move to Kabul is fraught, severing all ties with Farida’s family and her former world, and forcing Gul to confront a chapter in his life he’d desperately tried to erase. The two women, brought together by Farida’s work as an interpreter, form a nascent friendship based on their growing mutual love for Afghanistan. As the bond between Farida and Liv deepens, war-scarred Kabul acts in different ways upon them, as well as their husbands. Silent Hearts is “highly recommended, especially for fans of Khaled Hosseini” (Library Journal, starred review).

Moment Work

Moment Work PDF
Author: Moises Kaufman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101971789
Size: 51.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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A detailed guide to the collaborative method developed by the acclaimed creators of The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency--destined to become a classic. A Vintage Original. By Moisés Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jimmy Maize, and Scott Barrow. For more than two decades, the members of Tectonic Theater Project have been rigorously experimenting with the process of theatrical creation. Here they set forth a detailed manual of their devising method and a thorough chronicle of how they wrote some of their best-known works. This book is for all theater artists—actors, writers, designers, and directors—who wish to create work that embraces the unbridled potential of the stage.

Singing From The Well

Singing from the Well PDF
Author: Reinaldo Arenas
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN:
Size: 45.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 206
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Overwhelmed by the cruelty of his family, a young boy tries to escape to a fantasy world in the hills surrounding his home

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner PDF
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408891336
Size: 50.14 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Afghanistan
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier Clay With Bonus Content

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier   Clay  with bonus content  PDF
Author: Michael Chabon
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812993675
Size: 44.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 704
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic, beloved novel of two boy geniuses dreaming up superheroes in New York’s Golden Age of comics, now with special bonus material by the author—soon to be a Showtime limited series “It's absolutely gosh-wow, super-colossal—smart, funny, and a continual pleasure to read.”—The Washington Post Book World Named one of the 10 Best Books of the Decade by Entertainment Weekly • Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize A “towering, swash-buckling thrill of a book” (Newsweek), hailed as Chabon’s “magnum opus” (The New York Review of Books), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a triumph of originality, imagination, and storytelling, an exuberant, irresistible novel that begins in New York City in 1939. A young escape artist and budding magician named Joe Kavalier arrives on the doorstep of his cousin, Sammy Clay. While the long shadow of Hitler falls across Europe, America is happily in thrall to the Golden Age of comic books, and in a distant corner of Brooklyn, Sammy is looking for a way to cash in on the craze. He finds the ideal partner in the aloof, artistically gifted Joe, and together they embark on an adventure that takes them deep into the heart of Manhattan, and the heart of old-fashioned American ambition. From the shared fears, dreams, and desires of two teenage boys, they spin comic book tales of the heroic, fascist-fighting Escapist and the beautiful, mysterious Luna Moth, otherworldly mistress of the night. Climbing from the streets of Brooklyn to the top of the Empire State Building, Joe and Sammy carve out lives, and careers, as vivid as cyan and magenta ink. Spanning continents and eras, this superb book by one of America’s finest writers remains one of the defining novels of our modern American age. Winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and the New York Society Library Book Award