And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

And the Mountains Echoed

I have read all of Khaled Hosseini’s books, and I know this one disappointed some of his fans.  In my opinion, And the Mountains Echoed is a reflection of Hosseini’s maturity as an author.

Partially set in Afghanistan, this novel follows the lives of family members that are separated.  The background stories are touching – but not the kind of gripping rip-your-heart-out stories that Hosseini related in his earlier novels.  Here the author takes the theme of familial connection and the way it helps define and ground us, and weaves a tapestry of intellect and beauty.  It is the kind of novel that moves the reader along until you finally recognize how all the pieces fit together, forcing you to exclaim “Aha!”  Nicely done.

4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2013
404 pages

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