And the Mountains Echoed (Hardcover)

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Virgie's Staff Pick (May 2013):  I am a Khaled Hosseini’s fan, who has been waiting five years for a new story, since Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I can truthfully say that this is certainly worth that very long wait.

This is the heart-breaking story of an Afghanistan family split apart by poverty and desperation. The story takes you on a journey spanning over 50 years and across multiple countries, yet starts and finishes with the same characters.

What more can I say … just read this book! You won’t be disappointed!

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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.

About the Author

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781594631764
ISBN-10: 159463176X
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: May 21st, 2013
Pages: 404
Language: English