By Khaled Hosseini
Mariam is just fifteen while she is shipped to Kabul to marry Rasheed. approximately 20 years later, a friendship grows among Mariam and an area youngster, Laila, as robust because the ties among mom and daughter. whilst the Taliban take over, existence turns into a determined fight opposed to hunger, brutality and worry. but love can circulation somebody to behave in unforeseen methods, and cause them to conquer the main daunting hindrances with a startling heroism.
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A postmodern barn raising, the neighbors come bearing the names and numbers of contractors, carpenters, plumbers, and painters. Elaine looks at Paul; he seems to be taking it all in his stride. Enjoying himself, soaking up the attention. Henry arrives in tennis whites and stares at the blackened edge of what used to be the living room wall. “Oh, oh,” he says. “This is a nightmare. What happened? ” His brow furrows. ” he asks, and Paul shakes his head. ” Again, Paul shakes his head. Henry sweeps his racket through the scorched grass.
She asks. Elaine stands, takes the hanger from Pat, and presses the dress against herself. “Just after we moved in, first cocktail party. I paid more for this dress than for any since. Fifteen years,” she says. ” And her hand goes to her throat as though she can silence herself by choking herself. She drops the dress back on the bed and turns away, overcome. “I’ll never wear it again. ” “You can’t collect everything,” Pat says, putting the dress in with the giveaways. ” Elaine moves to take down the curtains.
We’re just so glad you’re here,” Pat says. And then, as if leaving them to prepare for some kind of treatment or procedure, Pat and George step out of the room. Elaine and Paul are left alone, drinks in hand. Paul takes a couple of large swallows and puts his glass down on the dresser. Elaine quickly picks it up, wipes the dresser, and tucks a book under the glass. Paul sits on the edge of the bed and pulls off his shoes. Elaine is about to move in, about to suggest that he not sit on the satin spread.