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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

So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one...

Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Abdullah, Pari - as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named - is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection. Each night they sleep together in their cot, their heads touching, their limbs tangled.

One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father. Pari and Abdullah have no sense of the fate that awaits them there, for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart; sometimes a finger must be cut to save the hand.

Crossing generations and continents, moving from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos, with profound wisdom, depth, insight and compassion, Khaled Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives, the ways in which we help our loved ones in need, how the choices we make resonate through history and how we are often surprised by the people closest to us.

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4.0

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4.0

Enchanting, mesmerizing

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  • Page Turner
  • Well Written

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    • Gift
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    • Travel Reading

    Comments about And the Mountains Echoed:

    As per Hosseini's previous two books, his writing never disappoints. He is the consummated Story teller.

     
    4.0

    amazing-it's well written and is just a wonderful book

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    from australia

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Suspenseful
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    • Not the Author's Best

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    Comments about And the Mountains Echoed:

    I read this book every night before bed and I always didn't want to put down the book

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    4.0

    DIFFERENT TO WHAT I EXPECTED

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        Comments about And the Mountains Echoed:

        I had read someone's review saying "this is his best book yet". I don't agree, but nevertheless I enjoyed the book. Chapters are told by different characters which is interesting as we read how their paths crossed. Another reviewer gave me an impression of the storyline that didn't eventuate till very late in the book, and I wondered if they had actually read it. Good read spanning the lifetime of the characters, but don't form an opinion on how it will end - just read!

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        A story of love, separation, friendship, compassion, exile, memory and the troubled history of Afghanistan, spanning three continents and sixty years ... Hosseini is a master storyteller The Times Hosseini pulls off his usual - impressive - trick of breaking your heart and leaving you smiling Daily Telegraph Hosseini digs deep and brings up diamonds Independent on Sunday With profound depth and compassion, Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives Mail on Sunday

        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: 9781408842454
        ISBN-10: 1408842459
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 480
        Published: 1st May 2014
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.0
        Weight (kg): 0.34
        Edition Number: 1