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.
I went into And The Mountains Echoed with very high expectations, given my previous experiences with Khaled Hosseini’s work, and was far from disappointed. The world is approached in a way that immerses the reader in it, steeping the story in its surroundings like a good tea.
The characters are all extremely well-developed and it’s easy to understand and relate to them. This is especially important because the characters often find themselves in situations I will likely never be in, but through Hosseini’s writing I experienced it just as they did.
The storytelling’s paints a large picture, layering on different details to all portions of the story at varying times in the book. The end of And The Mountains Echoed is perfect and beautiful, creating a complete work of art that can only be called a masterpiece. I highly recommend reading.
Overall, I rate And The Mountains Echoed 5 out of 5 bookworms.
For more information about Khaled Hosseini and his work, visit his website.
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