What a book! A lifetime captured in 365 pages! It captures glimpses of Afghanistan from the perspective of two women. The sense of desolation, abandonment and pain which binds the two central characters Mariam and Laila.
But ultimately the story is about two mothers. To love is to suffer and who loves more wholesomely, more unconditionally and more undeservingly than a mother loves her child! So, they also suffer the most. But all their suffering finds a meaning if it results in a better future for their children.