Khaled Hosseini: "And The Mountains Echoed"

Khaled Hosseini: "And The Mountains Echoed"

The author of the international best-seller “The Kite Runner” sets his latest novel in Afghanistan, San Francisco and Paris. How a wrenching family decision echoes across generations and time zones.

The best-selling author of the novels “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” introduced millions of readers to Afghanistan. Khaled Hosseini’s new book begins in Afghanistan, but then branches out as it follows characters from Kabul to Paris and California – reflecting the author’s personal journey. Born in Kabul, Hosseini spent part of his childhood in Paris as the son of a diplomat. But his family was forced to stay in France after the 1978 coup. Later, they were granted political asylum in California, where Hosseini became a doctor, started writing fiction, and still lives today.

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Khaled Hosseini

novelist, physician and U.S. envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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Excerpt from "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini. Copyright 2013 by Olympia Khaled Hosseini. Reprinted with the permission of Riverhead Hardcover. All rights reserved.

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