Saturday, November 2, 2013

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

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Add this one to your book pile!  Not as good as The Kite Runner, but it is a different too.  This author just has a way with words and is able to spin a story in a way that keeps you hooked.  This book doesn't build to a climax.  It is just the story of how decisions affect lives and the domino effect of those decisions and how lives intersect.  I cannot do it justice, but I came home each day wanting to read more.

Summary:
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


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