The Kite Runner Author:Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner is a moving tale of two boys, (the privileged Amir and the servant he loves like a brother, Hassan), growing up during Russia?s brutal invasion of Afghanistan. When Amir witnesses an act of unspeakable viciousness upon Hassan by some bullies his inaction haunts him for the rest of his life. But when a familiar voice from the past... more » calls to say: ?There is a way to be good again,? he knows he must leave his new home in America and return to the war-ravaged streets of his youth.
A sweeping story that takes us behind the headlines of a culture we rarely get to see, written by an author, born in Kabul, who has witnessed the devastation first hand. But beyond the wonderful details found on every page, this is a story of family, love, and friendship among the most horrifying of circumstances« less