The Kite Runner is the story of Amir, a Sunni Muslim, who struggles to find his place in the world because of the aftereffects and fallout from a series of traumatic childhood events. An adult Amir opens the novel in the present-day United States with a vague reference to one of these events, and then the novel flashes back to Amir's childhood in Afghanistan.
my mom collects agatha christie novels!! :) she's got about 80 something of them already. and i'm proud of her because she really COLLECTED them - over the years in different secondhand bookshops, not all at once at barnes and noble or powerbooks or fullybooked or somewhere. :)
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.