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And the Mountains Echoed

A Novel

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 18, 2013 – Hosseini s third novel (after A Thousand Splendid Suns) follows a close-knit but oft-separated Afghan family through love, wars, and losses more painful than death. The story opens in 1952 in the village of Shadbagh, outside of Kabul, as a laborer, Kaboor, relates a haunting parable of triumph and loss to his son, Abdullah. The novel s core, however, is the sale for adoption of the Kaboor s three-year-old daughter, Pari, to the wealthy poet Nila Wahdati and her husband, Suleiman, by Pari s step-uncle Nabi. The split is particularly difficult for Abdullah, who took care of his sister after their mother s death. Once Suleiman has a stroke, Nila leaves him to Nabi s care and takes Pari to live in Paris. Much later, during the U.S. occupation, the dying Nabi makes Markos, a Greek plastic surgeon now renting the Wahdati house, promise to find Pari and give her a letter containing the truth. The beautiful writing, full of universal truths of loss and identity, makes each section a jewel, even if the bigger picture, which eventually expands to include Pari s life in France, sometimes feels disjointed. Still, Hosseini s eye for detail and emotional geography makes this a haunting read.

Customer Reviews


I have read the author's precious two books, Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and enjoyed each immensely. This book does not live up to the depth of plot and character development of the others- not remotely close. There are different story lines going but are only partially developed and then either rushed through to an end or just abandoned. There was potential for development and it just wasn't realized.

And the Mountains Echoed

After downloading the sample, I purchased this book the same day it was released in iBooks format. Although I'm still reading "A Thousand Splendid Suns," I forged headlong into Mountains Echoed, and what a ride!

I see why it took Hosseini a while to write this book. His words touched my soul so deeply that, at times, I had to put the book down in order to reflect on many of his passages of wisdom and insight. His characters were rich in presence; I could not stop reading!

This was a great read, even better than The Kite Runner. I highly recommend the purchase of this book, and eagerly await Hosseini's next masterpiece.

And The Mountains Echoed

One of his best books yet. I love all the different characters and the way they all end up touching each others lives. Khaled is one of the best writers , I feel like I have been to Afhghanistan every time I read one of your books......

And the Mountains Echoed
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: May 21, 2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 448 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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