And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed

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.

Title:And the Mountains Echoed
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781594631764
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    And the Mountains Echoed Reviews

  • Sarah

    What did I think? I don't know exactly. Like his two other books, Hosseini is an excellent storyteller. He's great with words and produces images that flow like poetry. The story is touching, emotiona...

  • Natalie

    Date I finished this book: 06/09/2013Date I was ready to review this book: NeverUnfortunately, I have to review it because it is due back to the library tomorrow, so here comes my completely insuffici...

  • Bobi Tychynski

    Why do people rate books before reading them? This skews the ratings and I wish people wouldn't do so...This was my most anticipated book of all time. I couldn't wait to read and and naturally was a b...

  • Scarlet

    Here's something you should know about Khaled Hosseini: All his stories have more or less, the same ingredients.It always starts with Afghanistan in its pre-war days. The protagonists are children, gu...

  • Will Byrnes

    The tale of how my father lost his sister was as familiar to me as the stories my mother had told me of the Prophet, tales I would learn again later when my parents would enroll me in Sunday school...

  • Morgan

    Every so often a book comes around that rocks you to your core. It makes you cry, laugh, think, feel and dream so intensely that when it is over you wonder where that life has gone. The characters are...

  • Leah

    Blown like leaves in the wind… ‘A story is like a moving train: no matter where you hop onboard, you are bound to reach your destination sooner or later.’Within the first few pages of this b...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    2.5 StarsOh that felt like blasphemy to type, but I’ve gotta be honest here. I loved The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, but Hosseini just missed the mark with this one.The story begins...

  • Patricia

    I finished reading this book on May 24, but did not write a review because I didn't want to taint the experience for many of my friends who had not yet read the book. Since then I've seen several peop...

  • Pushkar Singh

    And The Mountains Echoed (ATME) is a brilliant stand-alone book, however, it's not up to the mark that Khaled Hosseini set for himself with his earlier two fantastic novels. Starting with the negative...