And the Mountains Echoed


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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, May 2013: Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed begins simply enough, with a
father recounting a folktale to his two young children. The tale is about a young boy who is taken by a div (a sort of
ogre), and how that fate might not be as terrible as it first seems—a brilliant device that firmly sets the tone for the
rest of this sweeping, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting novel. A day after he tells the tale of the div, the
father gives away his own daughter to a wealthy man in Kabul. What follows is a series of stories within the story, told
through multiple viewpoints, spanning more than half a century, and shifting across continents. The novel moves through
war, separation, birth, death, deceit, and love, illustrating again and again how people’s actions, even the seemingly
selfless ones, are shrouded in ambiguity. This is a masterwork by a master storyteller. —Chris Schluep

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