And the Mountains Echoed

Hosseini, Khaled

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
And the Mountains Echoed
Penguin Putnam
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.

Baker & Taylor
Presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.

& Taylor

The best-selling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another and how choices resonate through subsequent generations.

Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.,, 2013
ISBN: 9781594631764
Branch Call Number: FIC H
Characteristics: 404 pages ; 25 cm


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Sep 23, 2014
  • becker rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent storytelling although a different structure than what we are used to in his previous books. No one can tell a story like Hosseini and this book is no exception.

Aug 30, 2014
  • shizukosan1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing storytelling

Aug 13, 2014
  • Travel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Far more characters in this than in the previous books, and less pull emotionally for me as a result. I will never, ever, forget Maryam in A Thousand Splendid Suns, but these characters are less deeply drawn. Still one of the best books I've read lately.

Jul 14, 2014
  • laratis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have not finished this book yet but can't help commenting on it.
Like his other two books this book is wonderfull. I love both of his other books and this one is just as amazing.
I wish that I was a great writer myself to convey just how tremendous his stories are but I am not.
Do yourself a favor and read Mr. Hosseinis books!
I've finished it and must say I was sad that it ended. The author seems to have a true love for humans (if he doesn't he fooled me). I hope Mr. Hossenini has more stories to tell all those who would care to read his books.

Jun 16, 2014
  • sshears rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I had a hard time getting into this book but by page 130 I was hooked!! I enjoyed the characters, although I agree it did bounce around a lot with different points of view.

Jun 15, 2014
  • emmilee rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Hosseini truly utilized his amazing storytelling skills and ability to evoke emotions in and relate to his audience. This novel focuses mostly on sibling relationships, as opposed to his last two novels. I will admit the point of view changes often, but the characters all connect to the main two protagonists. It won't make you cry as his other two books will, but I do think you'll learn a little something about family.

Jun 04, 2014
  • occy rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Although I have enjoyed Hosseini's previous novels, I cldn't get into this one. It just seemed to be all over the place. Maybe I was just reading it at the wrong time but sometimes you just don't want to put a lot of effort into getting into a story, you want to flow along with the tale. Just didn't do it for me.

May pick it up at a later date and try again.

May 28, 2014
  • eberg rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Khaled Hosseini is a great storyteller, and this book is no exception. As with his other novels he writes a compelling tale about people affected by the continuing issues in Afghanistan. I didn't like this story as much as his other two as I felt it had too many different story lines, and though interesting to see the different points of view, it distracted my attention and made me care less about the story overall. A couple of the story lines could have been left out completely and others expanded. I liked the opening "fairy tale" that frames the whole book, it adds context for your reading.

May 20, 2014
  • blolo rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

this was easily the weakest of the three Husseini books. It followed too many characters and I wasn't very engaged with any of the story lines. A bit all over the place... the fact he is such a good writer saved it from being awful tho.

Apr 30, 2014
  • wendybird rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A nicely written & satisfying novel, if a little scattered : I found the leaping around between eras, settings & characters a bit challenging to absorb. That said, the characters are well drawn in the shorter amount of time we get with them (some I wished more time with, others, less). Hosseini's depiction of life for the Afghan people, whether past, present, native or displaced, is fascinating.....
I have not read the Kite Runner, so perhaps that should be my next step!

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Jun 15, 2014
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