On May 21, 2013, the new novel from Khaled Hosseini: an unforgettable story about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.
Khaled Hosseini, the number-one New York Times best-selling 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 globefrom Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinosthe story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each passing minute.
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I very much enjoyed this book as I have the others by this author. The audio production with more than one narrator was a very effective way to tell the story and very much added to my enjoyment of it. I would recommend this to anyone who liked this author's previous books.
I came to understand much more clearly the situations, hardships, culture and some part of the history of Afghanistan. The wars and ways how they have lived and are living. It was much heart-breaking to know a little bit of the women's way of living. I sincerely wish the situations get better and happiet for the people ASAP.
I love Khaled Hosseini's books but this was definitely not my favorite. The story was ok, though I liked how the stories were all entwined. Two of the narrators had very heavy accents that made it very difficult at times to follow the story.
Story was certainly not as strong or compelling as Hosseini's previous two works. The cast of characters was both too large and too complicated in its connections between characters. This led to feelings of ambivalence towards most of the characters, excluding the lead characters.
In terms of performance, Khaled Hosseini's narration was good, Navid Negahban's was mediocre, and Shohreh Aghdashloo's was outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed both the characters she portrayed and her performance of the readings.
i read first and have listened to repeatedly. the timeline may be a challenge to some, but its so worth it. funny, poetic, charming, poignant at times... but just interesting and beautiful.
This book truly humanizes the difficult choices some people have to make on a daily basis. It blasts holes in our prejudices and misconceptions about Muslims and Afghanis.
Mr. Hosseini tells this tale so richly. You know all along that somehow the lives of the various characters are interwoven, but finding out how is such a treat.
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