And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini

  • October 27, 2013 · 1:30 PM
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An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.

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.

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  • Phyllis S.

    Enjoyed seeing everyone and found the discussion stimulating. The book didn't really grab me, but has inspired me to read The Kiterunner.
    Also, I found The Mistress of Spices on my kindle.
    Phyllis

    October 27, 2013

    • Cheryl

      That's great Phyllis, so glad you were able to find it on kindle! Hope it grabs ya ;)

      October 28, 2013

  • Cheryl

    Natasha, Cheryl, Camille, Julia, Aubrey... I'm delighted you were able to join us! Hope to see you again soon ;) -Cheryl

    2 · October 28, 2013

  • Lorna H.

    Great discussion as always. However, I prefer a more organic discussion rather than answering type-written questions -- or maybe simpler questions as this book had so many characters and twists and turns it was hard to keep every character straight! I enjoyed meeting the new members and look forward to the next one!

    October 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oops....We really couldn't hear the other side of the table.

      October 28, 2013

    • Cheryl

      I wanted to ensure that we would be able to explore all of the characters as their significance was crucial to understanding the author’s intent; I'd hoped the questions would assist in that regard. Though less organic, I think it was beneficial; however, your comments will be taken under advisement for future discussions :) See you next time!

      1 · October 28, 2013

  • Julia M.

    Hey Lorna, I agree with you. There were many characters in this book, and with the chronology changes I found it difficult at times to follow. I did like the twists and turns and found the book very engaging. I am looking forward to the next meeting!

    October 28, 2013

  • Dawn A.

    Great book...very thought-provoking.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Julia M.

    What a great discussion! I enjoyed talking about the book. I did find some parts of the story hard to follow with dates and so many intertwined characters, but I thought the author did a good job and I found it to be a compelling story. It was heartwrenching at times and I did wish it hadn't been quite so sad in parts.
    Hope to see y'all again next month!

    October 27, 2013

  • Lisa Nichole T.

    Sorry gonna have to miss :-( my dog is sick and I need to watch him. I am really bummed. Have fun!

    October 27, 2013

  • Cheryl

    I'm a little more than halfway and very eager to finish. Looks like I'll be curled up with Khaled for most of the evening :) I'm not finding it slow at all; looking forward to seeing how he ends this thought provoking and sometimes heartwrenching tale. I'm sure our discussion will be multifaceted. See you all on Sunday!

    October 25, 2013

  • Shivangi S.

    Sorry will have to miss this meetup (even though I was looking forward to it) I really wasnt able to get into the book. I was expecting much more from this author and was very dissapointed. Next time I hope :)

    October 25, 2013

  • Jacqueline Nellie T.

    Can't make this book club meeting, but keep me posted about the next one.

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but I won't be able to finish the book in time...have just been so busy that I haven't even gotten to start it yet! Aargh!

    October 16, 2013

  • Dawn A.

    Just finished the book...not what I expected based on his other two, but a very good read. I really enjoyed all if the stories and how they were interconnected.

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Shivangi S.

    What does everyone think of the book so far? Im finding it a bit slow and difficult to get into it. Does anyone else feel the same way?

    1 · October 4, 2013

    • Lisa Nichole T.

      I totally agree. I read his first two books in one day. This one I found took me longer. It was slower, I did not really connect with any of the characters and some of the plot twists were predictable. I am going to give it another chance before the meet up and see if my opinion changes.

      October 12, 2013

    • Dawn A.

      It is slower but I'm about halfway through and I'm enjoying all of the stories and can't wait to see how they all come back together.

      October 12, 2013

  • Julia M.

    I just joined, and just downloaded this. What a great author. I hope to attend! I'm a writer and love to read!

    October 2, 2013

  • Adele

    Coming back in town that day.

    September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I can finish the book in time, I'll be there! Just borrowed it from my mom, but have so many others books I'm reading right now! And this is the kind of book I know I'll want to finish before hearing or participating in the discussion...but am going to try my hardest!

    1 · August 30, 2013

    • Cheryl

      Happy reading Rachel,hope you can finish in time!

      September 27, 2013

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