This book was recommended to me by my friend Carol Fagan. Wow! What a book! This is a tale about loyalty, betrayal, family, love, and having the courage to do the right thing. The prose is sparse but it's a story powerfully told. Mr. Hosseini opens a window where we can glimpse Afghanistan and the forces that have shaped the nation for the last 30 years. If you haven't read this book, get it. You won't be sorry.