The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781573222457
  • 336 Pages
  • Riverhead Books
  • Adult


The New York Times bestseller and international classic loved by millions of readers.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Written by: Khaled Hosseini


ALA Notable Book – winner
Alex Award – YALSA – winner
Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award – winner
Book Sense Bestseller List Sensation – winner
Borders Original Voices Award – winner
Entertainment Weekly’s Best Book – winner
Literature to Life Award – winner


“Soaring Debut.” —Boston Globe

“Exquisite. A wonderfully conjured story that offers a glimpse into an Afghanistan most Americans have never seen, and depicts a side of humanity rarely revealed.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“A beautiful novel. Ranks among the best-written and most provocative stories of the year so far. Hosseini is an exhilaratingly original writer with a gift for irony and a gentle, perspective heart.” —The Denver Post

“A moving portrait of modern Afghanistan, from its pre-Russian-invasion glory days through the terrible reign of the Taliban.”—Entertainment Weekly