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And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini

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From the no. 1 bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, the book that readers everywhere have been waiting for: his first novel in six years.

And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another and how the choices we make resonate through history. A multi-generational family story revolving around brothers and sisters, it explores the ways in which they love, wound, betray, honour and sacrifice for each other.

With profound wisdom, depth, insight and compassion - and moving from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos - Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, the ways that we help our loved ones in need and how we are often surprised by the people closest to us.

Khaled Hosseini, author of the global bestsellers The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns , has spent six years writing And the Mountains Echoed , which Bloomsbury editor-in-chief Alexandra Pringle describes as 'a big book in every sense of the word. He has told half a century of history, of a land and a people, through so many different characters, all of whom the reader loves and cares for'.

Read Caroline Baum's Review:

This book comes freighted with expectations and anticipation as the first book in six years from the author of the now classic The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. A saga of several generations of an Afghan family it begins with the harrowing story of a brother and sister who are separated in the most tender years of childhood. By the time it reaches its conclusion the story has shifted around the globe, mirroring the diaspora of the dispossessed, and embracing those who return from overseas to reclaim what is left of their home after war has done its work. Profound sadness and loss hover over every page and the ending is heart-crunching, as you know it has to be.

About the Author

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. His novels The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns were international bestsellers, published in thirty-four countries. The graphic novel of The Kite Runner was published in 2011. In 2006 he was named a US Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency. He lives in northern California.

Bloomsbury has sold over six million copies of Khaled Hosseini's novels.

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4.5

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  • Engaging characters (22)
  • Well written (19)
  • Easy to read (16)
  • Page-turner (15)
  • Deserves multiple readings (10)

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Hosseini - a master story teller

Hosseini is a wonderful storyteller. Read this book without the same expectations of it being as great as his other two outstanding novels and you won't be disappointed. Many characters and stories are interlinked...Read complete review

Hosseini is a wonderful storyteller. Read this book without the same expectations of it being as great as his other two outstanding novels and you won't be disappointed. Many characters and stories are interlinked within the relationship of families and friends (going backwards and forward in time) within this one novel. I am reluctant to say I didn't really enjoy this book so please don't be put off by this review, as I said earlier just don't compare it to his other novels as I did when I was reading it.

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5.0

Wonderful, as expected

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Comments about And the Mountains Echoed:

    Confronting as usual, you can never go wrong picking up something by Khaled Hosseini but you have to remember he will make you an emotional wreck. I love the way he plays with perspective and develops completely different people's lives and connects them all by seemingly small threads. Definitely give this a go.

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    4.0

    Another Beauty from Hosseini

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      Comments about And the Mountains Echoed:

      Very well written and combines a number of themes and plot lines that he expertly brings together over time. Covers many years but you never lose the connections to the underlying story lines. This guy writes really well; it's a slight shame that he isn't more prolific but I sense that he wants every outcome to be just right.

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      • Easy To Read
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner
      • Very Enjoyable Book
      • Well Written

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      • No Cons

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      Delivery service and book were wonderful

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      4.0

      Interesting and well written

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        Comments about And the Mountains Echoed:

        Great book,very interesting history of Afganistan.

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        5.0

        Skillful Artist yet again

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        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written

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          Comments about And the Mountains Echoed:

          I have read all 3 of his books now, and loved each and every one of them. Very engaging and difficult to put down!!!

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          5.0

          Another great novel by Khaled Hosseini

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          • Engaging characters
          • Holds Your Interest
          • Informative
          • Page-Turner
          • Well Written

          Cons

          • Must Concentrate
          • Not Easy To Follow

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          Quick delivery

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          5.0

          A captivating,sad,beautiful story

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          • Easy To Read
          • Emotional And Moving
          • Engaging characters
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            Comments about And the Mountains Echoed:

            The characters are portrayed so vividly the reader cannot help but become emotionally involved. A story of love and family connection.

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            4.0

            good story

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            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters
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              Comments about And the Mountains Echoed:

              I enjoyed this book but it did not have the same impact on me as Hosseini's previous two.

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              5.0

              Enthralling...

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              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Engaging characters
              • Informative
              • Page-Turner
              • Well Written

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                Comments about And the Mountains Echoed:

                This book was really good. Could not put it down. Very informative. Was great to see how all the character's stories overlapped and came together gradually.

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                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • Engaging characters
                • Page-Turner
                • Well Written

                Cons

                • Not What I Expected

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                Comments about And the Mountains Echoed:

                Awesome book and a fantastic read, would love to have been able to gain a deeper insight into each of the characters!

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                Khaled Hosseini

                Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. His first novel, "The Kite Runner", was an international bestseller, published in forty countries.

                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.

                Visit Khaled Hosseini's Booktopia Author Page


                ISBN: 9781408842430
                ISBN-10: 1408842432
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 404
                Published: 21st May 2013
                Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
                Country of Publication: GB
                Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 4.0
                Weight (kg): 0.61
                Edition Number: 1