September Book Discussion - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

  • September 21, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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We will read And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini for our September book.



The description:

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.

 

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We usually chat for the first 15-20 minutes before beginning any discussion about the book.

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Jackie

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  • Jackie B

    We are sitting outside on the patio, what a beautiful sunny day!

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I probably won't make it tomorrow. My son got injured in his football game. We have spent the last 2 days in ER/hospital.

    September 20, 2013

  • Connie

    Well I have to work now, sorry maybe next time

    September 19, 2013

  • Twila R.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns is from a women's perspective. I read Kite Runner afterwards. Both books were excellent. I read The Shadow of the Wind this summer. Beautiful writing and kept me wondering.

    August 13, 2013

  • Connie

    Looking forward to reading this book as I just finished The Kite Runner (couldn't put it down)

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • Sharon R.

    Sorry, last response was a slip of my finger. I'm planning to attend.

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
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    No

    August 8, 2013

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