When I read a good book by a new author, I always have mixed emotions when anticipating the next book. Because I enjoyed The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hossseini, I eagerly awaited the release of A Thousand Splendid Suns. And, I purchased it back in 2007 shortly after it was released. But here's the problem: I always worry that I won't enjoy the second book as much as the first. So, even though I had heard excellent reviews, I left the book laying on the to-be-read pile beside my bed for nearly two years. Well, I finally picked it up...and to my delight, A Thousand Splendid Suns was even better than The Kite Runner. I highly recommend it!