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And The Mountains Echoed

by Khaled Hosseini

Penguin Group Canada | May 21, 2013 | Hardcover

And The Mountains Echoed is rated 4.1714 out of 5 by 35.

Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world.

His novels have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. Now, six years after A Thousand Splendid Suns debuted at #1, spending fourteen consecutive weeks at #1 and nearly a full year on the hardcover list, Hosseini returns with a book that is broader in scope and setting than anything he’s ever written before.

A multigenerational-family story revolving around brothers and sisters, it is an emotional, provocative, and unforgettable novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. With profound wisdom, insight and compassion, Hosseini demonstrates once again his deeply felt understanding of the bonds that define us and shape our lives—and of what it means to be human.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 in

Published: May 21, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670067512

ISBN - 13: 9780670067510

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE This novel was heart wrenching! I had tears flowing down my face when I had finished it! Definitely one of his best!
Date published: 2014-11-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A mountain too steep to conquer One of the themes of this third novel from Khaled Hosseini is, to say it plainly, tough love, so it only seems apt that I show it some when I could easily have rated "And the Mountains Echoed" higher. But at the end of the book, I asked myself two questions: a) Did it move me to tears?; b) Was it in the same league as "The Kite Runner" or "A Thousand Splendid Suns"? You can guess the answers to that. "And the Mountains Echoed" is still a very powerful narrative told by a gifted storyteller who manages to eloquently capture the very human side of displacement by poverty and war time after time. It is commendable that Hosseini has pushed himself a little more out of his comfort zone by using new techniques in the novel's structure and the layering in of the extended cast of characters. His previous two efforts had two central characters - boys who grow into men of contrasting lives in "The Kite Runner" and women of different generations and opposite family backgrounds in "A Thousand Splendid Suns" - and had more of a focus and dedication in telling their joint and individual stories. While "And the Mountains Echoed" is still very much the siblings Abdullah and Pari's story, it is told through more than just their perspectives, but the Afghans of past and present, of those still in the motherland or have grown roots abroad, and also of those who aid in the rebuilding of Afghanistan, which I see as Hosseini challenging himself in writing of others. Technically, he rose to the occasion, but on an emotional level, I'm somehow left feeling a little disconnected. It is as though some of the magic was lost in the process. I see "The Kite Runner" as regret and repentance, and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" as sustenance and sacrifice, but it is harder to pinpoint the strongest suit in "And the Mountains Echoed." In fact, it is almost a merger of the two on the surface. Comparisons to his earlier books are regrettable but unescapable. The name Khaled Hosseini alone brings up the fame of those two books, and there is almost an expectation he will produce each novel with the same magical formula. I like it when authors take risks, yet with Hosseini, he has been pigeonholed. This will always be a hurdle he will have to leap across if he wants to experiment writing something different. But as we all say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Believe me, this is not a misstep. It is quite a refreshing novel from Hosseini with its anecdotal point of views that increases the reader's understanding of each character and the shifting ground beneath their feet. The expectations were perhaps too impossibly high, and while Hosseini didn't fully reach it, neither did he crash and burn. "And the Mountains Echoed" is still very much deserving of its praise and love.
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not his best, but still powerful I've read Khales Hosseini's previous novels and was very excited to see he has come out with a new one. All of his books fill you with so much emotion; you want to sob and tear your heart out while hoping that these characters will never lose their strength. This book conveys these powerful feelings as you become attached to the characters and see them evolve. Though this is not the best compared to his previous works, this novel is still driven with lots of emotions that will keep you turning the pages. A very talented author and I highly recommend all of his novels!
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh... I have never read a book by this author before this one. I found the book to be a bit boring to be honest. The first chapter enthralled me, but then it totally lost the plot for me. I understand that all of the stories connected to Abdullah and Pari, but they felt unnecessary to me. I kind of skimmed to the end just to see if Abdullah and Pari ever find each other. I won't tell you because I don't want to spoil it for other readers. I feel kind of bad that I didn't enjoy this book more as the reviews I've seen are all so positive. I will have to try one of this author's other books and see if it is better.
Date published: 2014-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected too much Considering that Hosseini's previous two books were fantastic, especially The Kite Runner, and featured excellent writing and gripping story lines, my expectations of this book were very high. It took me some time to get through the book, which is telling as I usually devour my books in a day. Also, I found the story line too choppy and disconnected, leaving me confused until the end when it all comes together.
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No comparison If you read other two books of Khalid Hossini then you will be disappointed after reading this book. Previous books had powerful story in the background of Afghanistan turmoil in last three decades.  This book is more mystical and story is confusing. I even tried listening to audio CD. I end up with more confusion as it was not read by professional readers. 
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. I read this book over the summer and I'm so glad i did. It is absolutely amazing. The emotion, the story, and way it was written just all comes together and forms an amazing story. Can't wait for Khaled's next book! 
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wasn't nearly as good as the kite runner I had high hopes for this book since I finished the kite runner before I started reading this one. The first few chapters weren't page turner and it didn't really appeal to me emotionally. It was too much jumping back and forth, which made the story confusing to me. I didn't enjoy this book, but the ending wasn't too bad.
Date published: 2013-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable, nice story, but a little confusing Though I found this book enjoyable, I definitely did not like it as much as his others. As other reviewers stated, it did seem as if he was rushing to write the book, as there was a lack of flow, and it definitely was confusing at times - it usually took me a long while to figure out the connection (or even remember a character), although that may have been the intention...nevertheless, it was an interesting, different story, and a nice, easy (meaning, not too heavy) book to read in your spare time!
Date published: 2013-12-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from And the Mountains Echoed This book is broader in scope than Hosseini's previous two bestsellers—and therein lies the problem. Hosseini writes And the Mountains Echoed with the same simple yet compelling style. He writes about the challenges of the human condition with the same compassion. He unfolds the story (or rather stories) with a blend of myth and matter and delicate plotting. But, there's a little too much of everything—stories, characters, themes. The stories span generations, so it is easy to lose track of the many connections between all the people. The stories span continents and the globe, so it is easy to drop the threads of the story. I wonder why he introduced the characters of Idris and Timur at all? The plot could have advanced without them. I guess they illustrate how easily the tragedy of others is forgotten when out of sight, and how blustery shows of philanthropy actually do achieve some good, but perhaps those were themes for another book. Again, too many stories, characters, themes. This book is both satisfying and unsatisfying for those reasons. Few authors tell a tale as effectively as Hosseini. He uses simple language to create engrossing drama. The book is worth reading for that alone. But upon reaching the ending, I felt like a kid who has been promised a quick trip to the candy store only to end up travelling for hours, making several stops along the way, and then arriving at a pajama shop. This book, for all its beauty, compassion and quality writing, has too many detours and an unsatisfactory destination.
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not His Greatest Although I loved loved Khaled Hosseini's previous two books, this one did not come close. I found it to be too confusing with too many characters that didn't really have a necessary role in the story. The story took a while to get started so I had to push myself to read it at first. Then it started to unfold and I was expecting so much more towards the end when the brother and sister met up. Unfortunately, not his best book but was still very well written.
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The sum of its parts I have mixed feelings about this book. It very much read like a series of short stories. Each section centered around a different character. It took me a while reading each section to determine how that story intertwined with the ones that preceded it. Some of the stories were touching and beautiful, others sad and disturbing. Unfortunately for me, while the stories were interconnected, the book wasn't cohesive enough to keep my attention. I really loved "A thousand splended suns" by this author and would highly recommend that novel over this one. I'm glad I read this, but it was just too disjointed to be fulfilling in any meaningful way.
Date published: 2013-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My two cents I think I am one of the few readers on the planet who has not read Khaled Hosseini's previous works - The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. With the release of his third novel, And The Mountains Echoed, I thought it was time to sample this best selling author. And the Mountains Echoed opens in 1952 with an Afghani father telling his son and daughter a fable - the story of a parent's love for his child, fighting off a div (ogre) who claims children from their village. The father loses one of his children to the div, but cannot stop thinking about him. After many years, the father goes to the div's palace to reclaim his son, but the child is now living a life of privilege and happiness. The div offers the father the chance to reclaim his child, but does he really want to take him back to a life of poverty and hardship? "You are a cruel beast, Baba Ayub said. When you have lived as long as I have, the div replied, you find that cruelty and benevolence are but shades of the same color." And that fable sets the stage for the rest of the book. In the next chapter, the storytelling father sells his daughter to a wealthy family, separating his son and daughter. They have shared an incredible bond in their short lives. Is that bond every truly broken? Can the echoes of their love follow them and stay with them? Hosseini takes us on a wide, sweeping, encompassing journey touching on all who play a part or touch the lives of the two children - from childhood to old age. As it's base the story is about the two children, but Hosseini builds wonderfully rich tales around many of the other characters. In that sense, the book has many lead characters, spanning countries and time lines. (I have to say, one of my personal favourites was Odelia, one character's Greek mother. Her sense of right and purpose was inspiring.) At least one character in And The Mountains Echoed will touch or stand out for every reader. Not every character is sympathetic, but all elicit a reaction. The narrative often skips from one character to another and from one time period to another. I did find myself having to reestablish who was who and the connections a few times. Some threads are left unfinished and I was left wondering what might have happened to some players. Although, that certainly may have been Hosseini's intent. Each story leaves an impression or an echo on the next, stringing a thread of connectedness between all.
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Let Down After reading THE KITE RUNNER and A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS, I was greatly anticipating reading Hosseini's newest novel, AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED. Unfortunately I was let down. It doesn't compare to his previous two novels. This novel is made up of many disparate stories, leaving the reader to figure out how / if they all connect. Just when you begin to get into the momentum of one story, it quickly moves you to another story, from a different time and place, with completely new characters. Hosseini is a great story teller, and for this reason, I'm giving it 3 out of 5. However, AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED, would have been more effective had he stuck with the main characters / storyline throughout.
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh... It was good, I enjoy H. Hosseini's books as they are always well written, emotionally gripping, and descriptive. BUT, in comparing the storyline of this book to his previous ones....this one is a fail. There are too many characters but not enough character development. So frustrating! It is much more interesting to read about a handful of characters and follow their stories more in-depth, versus chasing around a dozen or so characters and trying to understand who is who and whats going on. This book was good, but disappointed.
Date published: 2013-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Emotionally Gripping I'm usually not a fan of this type of fiction, I generally go for more fantasy type books but this book seems to have been the exception. I loved getting to see the same story from so many different points of view and that the story started and ended with the same characters. The emotion and pain of the characters is believable and kept me coming back for more. Definitely a must read for this year.
Date published: 2013-06-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lots of potential but disjointed parts don't necessarily make up the whole I was really happy to receive a copy of Khaled Hosseini's third novel as a gift from my sister, as I had read his first 2 novels and really enjoyed them. I was a little disappointed with this book. The first 50 pages really grabbed me, it was emotional and heart-wrenching to read it. While I could follow the links throughout the remainder of the book, I felt as if it was a bit disjointed. I appreciate that it was an attempt to follow the characters that had something in common with one another, but it read as if several stories were spliced together to make up this novel. I will definitely read it again and I recommend that other readers who enjoyed the author's first 2 books should read it.
Date published: 2013-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant storyteller This book has a different theme and style compared to Hosseini's other books but is still a winner. He is a talented storyteller that compels you to get attached to the characters and not want to put the book down! Fantastic story.
Date published: 2013-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hosseini cannot write badly.. Khaled Hosseini's books are intense, emotional, beautiful and heart-breaking. This third book, to me, was not as compelling as his first two. Perhaps because it encompasses several amazing stories, all intertwined, across several lands, it is slightly harder to follow and become engrossed in. However, it is so wonderfully creative and beautifully told that is is still a great read. I look forward to Hosseini's next novel.
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My only complaint is that it had to end... If Khaled Hosseini's name is on something, I am buying it. That is how confident I am in this Author's riveting, beautiful, poignant, and unique works! The delivery of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and now, And The Mountains Echoed, by itself would keep me coming back for more, but Hosseini goes above and beyond this one expectation. The beautiful imagery, deeply touching relationships and various perspectives/narratives keeps the reader consistently engaged and always leaves you satisfied. As I said in the title of this review, my only complaint is that it had to end at some point, and now all I can do is patiently wait for the next one, which I surely hope there will be. I am definitely experiencing a book hangover as I debate reading all three all over again.
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well worth the wait! I couldn't wait for this book to come out and Khaled Hosseini definately did not disappoint! He is an amazing writer. The story was very interesting albeit a little confusing at times, but overall, great book and well worth the wait. I had a hard time putting this book down.
Date published: 2013-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Weaving a Beautiful Tapestry of Different Lives This book is stirring and moving, with amazing intricacies and stunning visuals. I adore this book! Khaled Hosseini is a fabulous storyteller and I could barely put it down. A highly recommended read!
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Touching Tale: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini “So then. You want a story and I will tell you one.” So begins 'And the Mountains Echoed' , the novel by Khaled Housseini. This particular story begins in 1952, when Adbullah and his little sister Pari ask their father, Saboor, for a bedtime story on their way to the city of Kabul. What happens in Kabul changes the lives of the siblings and their family forever. Unlike what Saboor says though, we get more than just one story. Throughout the book, each character is given the chance to tell their tale, so that the readers go both backward and forwards in time to become immersed in the stories of several generations, spread across different continents. Just when one begins to understand and sympathize for one character, the narrative switches to give voice to another character, allowing the reader question their initial understanding of the situation. Seemingly minor characters from one character’s tale become important in their own right when another’s story is told. Housseini’s writing shines here, as he artfully weaves the lives of all the characters together so that we can see how they have unwittingly become interconnected due to their beliefs and decisions. I personally enjoyed being able to delve into the background of each character, who each have their own distinct voice. While the ending was not the hoped-for resolution for the two siblings I had envisioned in the beginning, it does not make the ending any less poignant. In light of Saboor’s story at the beginning of the book, perhaps the ending is not an unfortunate one after all. Would I recommend this book? Absolutely, I believe this novel is relatable to everyone on some level, with the many characters' perspectives that it goes through. At least one of them will manage to touch you in some way, shape, or form. Note: This review is based on an advanced copy of this novel, provided by Indigo through a contest.
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spellbinding!! Story Description: Penguin Group|May 21, 2013|Hardcover|ISBN: 978-0-690-06751-0 A multigenerational-family story revolving around brothers and sisters, it is an emotional, provocative, and unforgettable novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. With profound wisdom, insight and compassion, Hosseini demonstrates once again his deeply felt understanding of the bonds that define us and shape our lives – and of what it means to be human. My Review: In 1952, Pari, 3-years-old and Abdullah, 10-years-old were told a story at bedtime about how divs and jinns and giants used to roam the earth. A farmer named Baba Ayub lived in a village called Maidan Sabz and every day he toiled hard to feed and care for his family of 5 children: 3 sons and 2 daughters and his wife. His favourite child was his 3-year-old, Quais. Quais was a little boy with blue eyes and charmed anyone who met him while he worked his devlish laughter. One day a div came to their village from the direction of the mountains and the earth shook with each of his footfalls. The villagers dropped everything and ran. Whichever home the din tapped his fingers on the roof of meant that family had to give up one of their children to him. If they didn’t decide by the following morning, then the din would take all the children in the house and return to his moutaintop home. Baba Ayub was beside himself with grief on how to decide which of his children to give away in order to save the other four. He finally wrote their 5 names on stones, deposited them into a bag, reached in and pulled out one stone. It bore the name of his beloved Quais. He cried, shook, and bellowed at the sadness and injustice, but the din took, Quais away to his mountaintop home never to be seen again. Father had never hit Abdullah before so when he did, tears of surprise came to his eyes. They were walking across the desert from their village of Shadbagh to Kabul. Abdullah had lost his mother 3 years ago while she was giving birth to Pari. Now they had their stepmother, Parwana and Abdullah wished he could love her the same way he loved his mother. We learn they are taking this trek across the desert so father can sell Pari to a childless couple who were wealthy. The deal was brokered by his own brother. Abdullah took this especially hard for Pari was the very essence of his soul. Parwana had a sad life too, she has a 1-year-old son, Iqbal, but her second baby, Omar had died of the cold winter before last. He was only 2-weeks-old. Parwana and Abdullah’s father had barely named him. He was one of three babies that brutal winter had taken in Shadbagh. He knew Parwana loved her own children better than she loved Abdullah and Pari, but most parents loved their own children first, and he didn’t blame her for that, as to her, Abdullah and Pari were another woman’s leftovers. Father was getting tired of pulling the wagon across the desert sand so Abdullah took over for a while. They were going to Kabul too, so father could work. Uncle Nabi, who was Parwana’s older brother, was a cook and a chauffeur in Kabul. Once a month he drove from Kabul to visit them in Shadbagh, his arrival announced by the honks of the big blue car he drove. It was on his last visit that Uncle Nabi told Father about the job. The rich people he worked for were building an addition to their home – a small guesthouse in the backyard, complete with a bathroom, separate from the main building – and Uncle Nabi had suggested they hire father, who knew his way around a construction site. He said the job would pay well and take a month to complete. Abdullah new baby Omar’s death bothered him constantly. If he’d had more money then he would have been able to buy the baby warmer clothing and keep the house heated. He poured everything he had in him into every job he got as if this would help atone for his lack of being able to properly provide for his family. Pari, settles into her new family with the wealthy couple, Nila and her rather strange husband, Suleiman Wahdati. Nila is a wild and provocative woman and Suleiman is quite introverted never having much to do with Pari. Suleiman eventually suffers a stroke and Nila picks up Pari and escapes to France where her mother was born and leaves Nabi the chauffeur behind to care for him. There are other characters we meet in this story and each one is has a broken bond with someone. It is a story of family and what families can do to each other and how those disasters can reverberate down through the generation to come. And the Mountains Echoed gracefully unravels how tradition, culture, and sense of place affect the human heart, it celebrates the joys and boundaries of storytelling. Khaled Hosseini is one of the most joyful and expansive writers around! I’ll be keeping this novel as part of my permanent collection.
Date published: 2013-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Read! This is by far the best book I've read for a while. It captured my interest from the first page. The characters were so real and multidimensional they came to life on the page. This is the first book I've read by Khaled Hoddeini and it will not be the last. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2013-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning, another classic Another beautiful book from Khaled Hosseini that was definitely worth the wait. The characters jump off the page as you going between Afghanistan, Paris and the USA. All of the stories are beautifully woven into something that can't be put down- a must read!
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Wonderful. Beautiful. Emotional. And add any cliche you like. I' ve been waiting for this since Khaled Hosseini's last book, A Thousand Splendid Suns. This book is a bit different than his previous two and some readers may find the lack of normal plot progression a bit overwhelming if not confusing. But stick with it. There is no primary character per se. It begins with a young boy Abdullah who follows his dad and sister Pari on a tragic journey to Kabul from his small town in Afghanistan. But then the book follows many other characters through the decades linked together at times by the slimmest of threads.Characters come in and out like actors on a Shakesperean stage. This is a character driven book. One chapter might be about an actress in Greece, or a poet in France,or even the son of an Afghan warlord, but Hosseini spins them all together in a way only he can. This is a book primarily about loss. And about family ties. The majority of it takes place, as you'd expect, in Afghanistan, but Hosseini this time skillfully avoids the politics, the war, the Taliban, using one of his characters to say, "you've heard all that before." It also takes place in France, Greece and the USA. The very nature of the plot structure makes it difficult to say more. It is a very good book. Very emotional. Gripping. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Winner! I was one of the lucky 100 people that were fortunate enough to win an advanced copy of this book and boy did it not disappoint! I started reading it the day it arrived and couldn't put it down. Hosseini's books are well written, full of information and lively characters you grow to love and leaves you wanting to know more! If you have read his other novels and enjoyed them I strongly recommend you pick this one up to.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another win! I was fortunate to win an advance copy of this novel and began reading it as soon as it arrived. I was not disappointed. Khaled Hosseini ambitiously covers a wide span of time and several countries. Although there are gaps in time, these do not seem to matter to the story. His talent as a writer is such that he does not need to spend pages and pages developing a character, instead through his words we instantly understand the characters and their motivations. The only difficulty I had with this novel was some of the transitions to new characters were difficult to follow and the odd path did not seem to be really needed to complete the story. However, the story wraps up nicely and the reader is left satisfied.
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! This is the first novel by Khaled Hosseini that I have read and it is quickly becoming my favorite novel. The stories revolve around each other in the most fascinating ways, and merge together with some finality at the end of the novel, where a new chapter in the life of the characters begins. This is a must read for everyone. Even though I received an advance copy for the purpose of writing this review I will purchase a hardcover copy when it is released (and his other novels at that time).
Date published: 2013-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An absolute must read, for all readers. Khaled Hosseini does it again! "And the Mountains Echoed" is a journey spanning generations with the ties that bind, the distance that separates and everything in between. This novel says something to everyone, no matter your age, timezone or heritage. Hosseini allows you a glimpse into the lives of his characters leaving you longing for more and more. He beautifully demonstrates relationships between friends, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, brother and sister. Both heart wrenching and heart warming, this book is so intricately written, you won't stop reading until you are finished.
Date published: 2013-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from And The Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini has done it again. He has drawn me into this story of love that is beyond measure. What a father does for the love of his family, a caretaker does for the love of his employer and a brother for the love of his sister. His characters are written with such depth that you can truly feel their and emotions and struggles, which keeps you riveted with every turn of the page. And The Mountains Echoed is truly a masterpiece that proves once again, love is all you really need.
Date published: 2013-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read for summer adventure This book was very engaging and a great read, I polished it off in one night! Hosseini creates characters that are at once modern and timeless who readers can really connect to and whose stories you want to see come through to an end. As always, the visual spaces he creates through his words and as vivid and living as any you see on TV. The plots weave together so beautifully that you can't wait to see where this tale takes you. A definite choice for reading this summer and highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read!!! This book is a definite "must read" . Mr. Hosseini has a way of creating a world so alive that the reader is taken on a wonderful adventure full of ups and downs. An emotional roller-coaster that you must ride over and over again. Wonderful Author!
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated out of 5 by from Mr. Hosseini always moves me, and this new book is not about war, but rather survival. It's about family and the ties that bind us. Its about the way we care for each other and the gratification that comes with 'being there' and helping others, for at the end of the day we all need to feel connected and like we belong. It's about sacrifices, difficult choices, courage and hope.....mmmm...I can't find enough words to say how much I enjoyed this. If I had one line, it would be - For everything; a reason, for every person; a purpose and for every memory, a treasure! AMAZING!!!
Date published: 2013-04-11

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And The Mountains Echoed

by Khaled Hosseini

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 in

Published: May 21, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670067512

ISBN - 13: 9780670067510

From the Publisher

Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world.

His novels have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. Now, six years after A Thousand Splendid Suns debuted at #1, spending fourteen consecutive weeks at #1 and nearly a full year on the hardcover list, Hosseini returns with a book that is broader in scope and setting than anything he’s ever written before.

A multigenerational-family story revolving around brothers and sisters, it is an emotional, provocative, and unforgettable novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. With profound wisdom, insight and compassion, Hosseini demonstrates once again his deeply felt understanding of the bonds that define us and shape our lives—and of what it means to be human.

About the Author

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. Hosseini's family moved to San Jose, California where he graduated from high school in 1984 and enrolled at Santa Clara University. There he earned a bachelor's degree in Biology in 1988. The following year, he entered the University of California-San Diego's School of Medicine, where he earned a Medical Degree in 1993. He completed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Hosseini was a practicing internist between 1996 and 2004. While in medical practice, Hosseini began writing his first novel, The Kite Runner, in March of 2001. In 2003, The Kite Runner, was published and has since become an international bestseller, published in 48 countries. In 2006 he was named a goodwill envoy to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. His second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns was published in May of 2007. Currently, A Thousand Splendid Suns is published in 25 countries. He lives in northern California.

Editorial Reviews

"His most ambitious novel to date, And the Mountains Echoed, proves that his massively popular first two efforts were no literary flukes. Hosseini''s writing style is direct and visceral. He has the ability to practically wound readers as they read his words. He''s a master of the literary twist, never allowing his reader to get too comfortable. Hosseini doesn''t write like anyone else." - The Winnipeg Free Press
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