Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 416 pages
Audiobook Length: 14 hours and 1 minutes
First Published: 2012
A 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.
Quotes from And the mountains echoed
I now know that some people feel unhappiness the way others love: privately, intensely, and without recourse.
It’s a funny thing… but people mostly have it backward. They think they live by what they want. But really, what guides them is what they’re afraid of. What they don’t want.
I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.
About Khaled Hosseini
Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. He practiced medicine for over ten years, until a year and a half after the release of The Kite Runner. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Roya, and their two children. Visit the author’s website →