Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

Sea Prayer

The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world. A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a...

Details Sea Prayer

TitleSea Prayer
Release DateAug 30th, 2018
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
GenreFiction, Short Stories, Historical, Historical Fiction, Adult

Reviews Sea Prayer

  • Erica
    Left heartbroken after seeing the photo of toddler Alan Kurdi's body lying face-down on a Turkish beach, Hosseini sought to express his feelings, as a father, regarding families of refugees enduring physical and emotional loss to reach a potential safe harbor. Sea Prayer is Hosseini's tribute to refugees who have lost their lives and to those who have continued their journey after losing everything else. This short essay, written in the form of a...
  • Kelly Hager
    I'm really not sure how to describe this book. It's a letter from a father to his son, the night before they leave their war-torn country for a safer place. It's not great and the father is terrified because it involves a great deal of danger (especially for the portion of the trip that's by boat). You can feel his fear and at the same time his knowledge that there's no real good choice. Leaving is dangerous and there's a very real chance that on...
  • Marcella
    "And I said to you, Hold my hand.Nothing bad will happen."Khaled Hosseini was inspired to write the short story Sea Prayer after Alan Kurdi, the three year old Syrian Refugee drowned trying to reach safety. In the year after Alan's death 4176 others went missing or have died attempting similar journeys.The author proceeds from this book will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation. For that reason I really wanted to...
  • Felicia
    Had the privilege of reading an ARC and will definitely purchase a copy of this book when it is published. A tribute to the millions of displaced families who are forced to brave the sea due to the Syrian war, this illustrated short piece of writing is heart-breaking in its message and makes an important point about the plight of refugee families. Composed as a letter from a parent to a child as they are forced to flee, the writing is deeply is p...
  • Emily
    What a beautiful little book. I sobbed through it. The watercolors are remarkable.
  • Lauren
    I’ve been waiting for a new Khaled Hosseini book for so long, that I wish this book were longer!However, “Sea Prayer” is written just as beautifully as Hosseini’s other longer books and I loved all of the illustrations paired with the story.
  • Katie Mayo
    Beautiful writing paired with hauntingly beautiful illustrations. I was moved to tears. I pray the world knows this.
  • Tracey
    A heart-breaking & beautiful story, told in a letter from a father to his little son.
  • Vicki Crosson
    I don't think this book could come at a better time.
  • Allie
    Heartbreaking and relevant. This should be required reading, and not just for children.
  • Barnaby
    Incredibly moving.
  • Heather
    Spare and sad. I think I’m just not a fan of Hosseini, because I just felt like something was missing, though it’s an important story to tell.