Join a community of women and use reading as a tool for self-reflection. This group of SU students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and staff meets twice a month to converse and delve deeper into ideas of empowerment, leadership, and community through various texts.
For more information (or to sign up for Fall quarter's Circle) contact Leadership Development at firstname.lastname@example.org. Snacks will be provided.
"A Thousand Splended Suns" by Khaled Hosseini
Synopsis: Propelled by the same superb
instinct for storytelling that made The
Kite Runner a beloved
classic, A Thousand Splendid
Suns is at once an incredible
chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of
family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. Born a
generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam
and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate.
As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as
in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters
and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course
not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching
power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move
her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is
love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival. A stunning
accomplishment, A Thousand
Splendid Suns is a haunting,
heartbreaking, compelling story of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship,
and an indestructible love.