The timing of this is perfect, since I just started reading A Thousand Splendid Suns (granted it's been on my bookshelf for a year).
New York Times #1 bestselling author, and a local author and physician Khaled Hosseini, is speaking at an event to raise funds for a Trust in Education. The evens features a discussion with Hosseini, who wrote the Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I heard him speak a few years ago on his books, and he was a pleasure to listen to.
The event is a benefit for a Trust in Education, a grass roots,non-profit organization founded in 2003 to provide healthcare, education and economic developmentprograms in Afghanistan.
If your kids are old enough to read the books (high school, maybe even younger), this would be a great chance for them to connect what they've read with the person writing it.
When: January 23, 2009 from 7:30-9:00
Where: Smithwick Theater at Foothill College (12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos)
Cost: $15 for students, $25 for reserved seating, $50 for priority seats and pre-registration event reception with Dr. Hosseini from 6:00-7:00 (with Afghan hors d’oeuvres).
Tickets: Get them through Trust in Education or Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park. Or call TIE at (925) 283-8057 or call Kepler's Books at (650) 324-4321 (or better yet, visit them at 1010 El Camino Road, Menlo Park)