And the Mountains Echoed
by Khaled Hosseini
Synopsis: 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.
Review: There is no doubt that Hosseini is a talented writer. This book had such minimal plot but yet it was captivating and had beautifully developed characters. This book is the story of a family with side stories of other people who have interacted with members of the family. Some of the side stories could have been left out as I felt like they detracted from the main family's story. I couldn't wait to find out more abut the characters in the story that I wasn't missing a storyline. There are parts of this story that are sad (my number one complaint with The Kite Runner was that the book was way too depressing) but not too much so that you didn't want to keep reading. I enjoyed reading this book.
Rating: 4 stars