It has been six years since the release of Khaled Hosseini's
best sellers A Thousand Splendid Suns
(2007) and The Kite Runner
(2003) and many fans, including myself, have awaited his next novel. Hosseini's new release, And the Mountains Echoed
is a compelling story about love, loss, family and acceptance. I confess that I stayed up until 2:00 a.m. engrossed in this epic novel that spans generations and countries from Afghanistan to the United States.
The book unfolds in a way that feels like a variety of short stories with multiple characters. At times it can be a little confusing, but in the end the author weaves all the different stories together. In this clip, Khaled Hosseini talks about the many themes of the novel
and his inspiration for writing the book.
This book will make you think about how a single act or event can reverberate or "echo" for generations to come. If you have read Hosseini's previous books or you are looking for a new thought-provoking novel, this is a great choice.