USO Colorado Virtual Book Club Series

This event last took place on Sep 20th, 2022
7:30 PM MST (1930T)

Join us for our next USO Colorado Virtual Book Club Series. The book we’ve selected is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, a synopsis and details about the book can be found copied below.

The details below are for the series running September 20th - October 18th, 2022.  

This program is open to any currently serving military service members as well as their spouses and partners – active duty, national guard, reservists, and coalition/allied forces are all welcome.

How to Participate:

Complete the Registration for the Program here.

Our book club reads books together in sections that we discuss throughout the series, which lasts 5 weeks. We’ve divided the book into four sections. Each week, we’ll read a pre-determined segment and come together for 30-45 minutes to discuss our thoughts on what we’ve read, what questions we have, what we hope to see happen and more. Please plan to attend all five of the meetings in the series. 

Next Series Meeting Dates: (Please plan to attend all 5 meetings)

  • September 20th, 2022, 7:30pm
  • September 27th, 2022, 7:30pm
  • October 4th, 2022, 7:30pm
  • October 11th, 2022, 7:30pm
  • October 18th, 2022, 7:30pm

After registering, before the first meeting you’ll receive Zoom login details. Join us as we get to know one another at our first meeting. After attending the first meeting, participants will receive a reminder link to the ebook. We will also provide the reading schedule and any additional relevant information.  

Get Your Book
USO Colorado will provide a link to a digital version of the book to everyone who registers for the program.

Ebook links will be sent again via email to access from any internet connected device, including a phone, ipad/table, or computer. 

Join in Our Discussions
We’ll divide the book into sections to discuss at each meeting. (The following Tuesday evenings after the initial meeting) During those meetings, we’ll discuss what’s happening in the story, catch up with one another, and touch on other related topics. 

Additional details for this session’s reading will be provided after the first meeting.  

About the Book - A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today.

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.

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