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An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.

Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe — from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos — the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

Review:

"Like [Hosseini's] previous books, the new novel is a complex mosaic, a portrait of the Afghan diaspora as it is folded into the West and of those left behind....The book is elevated by a strong sense of parable and some finely drawn characters and is inventively constructed as it leaps from voice to voice." Esquire

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"A book we can't wait for in 2013... [Hosseini] broadens the scope with a multigenerational family saga that takes place in locations around the world." Entertainment Weekly

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"Hosseini returns with an instantly relatable novel that follows generations of a troubled family across the Middle East." Marie Claire

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"The beautiful writing, full of universal truths of loss and identity, makes each section a jewel...Hosseini's eye for detail and emotional geography makes this a haunting read." Publishers Weekly

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"Captivating and affecting....A masterful and compassionate storyteller, Hosseini traces the traumas and scarring of tyranny, war, crime, lies, and illness in the intricately interconnected, heartbreaking, and transcendent lives of his vibrantly realized characters to create a grand and encompassing tree of life." Booklist (starred review)

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"Hosseini weaves a gorgeous tapestry of disparate characters joined by threads of blood and fate....In this uplifting and deeply satisfying book, Hosseini displays an optimism not so obvious in his previous works. Readers will be clamoring for it." Library Journal (starred review)

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"In And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini presents a multitude of windows into the souls affected by these events. The novel's rich kaleidoscope of images coalesces around one theme: the powerful and often excruciating legacy of family ties within the maelstrom of history." Shelf Awareness

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"Fiction Top Pick....Engrossing....Ultimately, And the Mountains Echoed is about the human endeavor to transcend difference." Bookpage

Synopsis:

Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.

About the Author

With more than ten million copies sold in the United States of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and more than thirty-eight million copies sold worldwide in more than seventy countries, Khaled Hosseini is one of most widely read and beloved novelists in the entire world. The Kite Runner spent 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and A Thousand Splendid Suns debuted as a #1 New York Times bestseller, remaining in the #1 spot for fifteen weeks, and spending nearly an entire year on the bestseller list. Hosseini is a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

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Julie Matthies, January 28, 2014 (view all comments by Julie Matthies)
This is the first book I've read by this author and I finished it wanting more. Each story is filled with both sadness and joy - much like life. With each story told we are reminded of how the choices we make in life direct our paths and how our choices affect others. The author expertly weaves the stories together and made me feel strongly for the characters he created - some I loved and rooted for and others I loathed. Excellent story, writing and character development.
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writermala, July 27, 2013 (view all comments by writermala)
This novel and the stories it tells is going to be echoing in me for days to come. Hosseini wields a facile pen and I loved his characterizations. I felt a connection with each of the characters and Abdulla and Par's loss tugged at my heartstrings throughout the reading experience.

It is amazing how the story transcends generations and continents and yet each is bound to the other by a powerful thread. Hosseini's characters, yes every one of them, spoke to me and I felt, exclusively to me. For example, when Markos realizes that "the world didn't see the inside of you, that it didn't care a whit about the hopes and dreams, and sorrows, that lay masked by skin and bone," while thinking of Thalia, I could not but help comparing similar situations that I knew of.

Afghans, French, Americans, Greeks, each has a reason to identify with this book, but more importantly every reader in the world will. A book you must own and keep on re-reading.
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Diana9009, May 24, 2013 (view all comments by Diana9009)
This has probably been my most anticipated new release for a very long time. Like many people, I was totally awestruck by Hosseini's first novel The Kite Runner. His second; A Thousand Splendid Suns is up there in my Top Five Books, I was astounded by the story. Bearing this in mind, and despite my delight at acquiring a pre-publication copy of And The Mountains Echoed, I was a little nervous that I may be a little disappointed.

Khaled Hosseini's fans do have to wait a long time between books, its been five years since A Thousand Splendid Suns. I can truthfully say that this is certainly worth that very very long wait.

Once again, Khaled Hosseini has produced a story that will break hearts and leave his fans, new and old, gasping for more.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594631764
Author:
Hosseini, Khaled
Publisher:
Riverhead Hardcover
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130521
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Riverhead Hardcover - English 9781594631764 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Like [Hosseini's] previous books, the new novel is a complex mosaic, a portrait of the Afghan diaspora as it is folded into the West and of those left behind....The book is elevated by a strong sense of parable and some finely drawn characters and is inventively constructed as it leaps from voice to voice."
"Review" by , "A book we can't wait for in 2013... [Hosseini] broadens the scope with a multigenerational family saga that takes place in locations around the world."
"Review" by , "Hosseini returns with an instantly relatable novel that follows generations of a troubled family across the Middle East."
"Review" by , "The beautiful writing, full of universal truths of loss and identity, makes each section a jewel...Hosseini's eye for detail and emotional geography makes this a haunting read."
"Review" by , "Captivating and affecting....A masterful and compassionate storyteller, Hosseini traces the traumas and scarring of tyranny, war, crime, lies, and illness in the intricately interconnected, heartbreaking, and transcendent lives of his vibrantly realized characters to create a grand and encompassing tree of life."
"Review" by , "Hosseini weaves a gorgeous tapestry of disparate characters joined by threads of blood and fate....In this uplifting and deeply satisfying book, Hosseini displays an optimism not so obvious in his previous works. Readers will be clamoring for it."
"Review" by , "In And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini presents a multitude of windows into the souls affected by these events. The novel's rich kaleidoscope of images coalesces around one theme: the powerful and often excruciating legacy of family ties within the maelstrom of history."
"Review" by , "Fiction Top Pick....Engrossing....Ultimately, And the Mountains Echoed is about the human endeavor to transcend difference."
"Synopsis" by , Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.
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