Before I left for Montreal, I finished A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. I found it a little difficult to get into at first, but once I got past Part 1 I couldn’t put it down! This book is written from the point of view of 2 women, generations apart. The story takes place in Kabul primarily, and discusses both women’s struggles with oppression, and just life in general. I really enjoyed it, and definitely recommend it! Also, if you haven’t read The Kite Runner, it is written by the same author, and also very good!