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 have loved all the other books by this author. I think he tried something knew this time but it really didn't work for me. There was really not true flow or climax so roughly half way through I lost the motivation to finish.
I have read all of Khaled Hosseini's books, and they all have so much depth and emotion and even humor. There are a multitude of lessons in them, inspiring words, deeply sad circumstances and encouraging turns of events... This particular book is different than the first two and tends to jump around in time and from different characters' points of view, but it is on par with the earlier books from this author in quality and complexity. I find this author is for the thinking reader... It's not a light read but something for someone who wants more than that - someone who wants to be touched by something far removed from themselves and yet not so different after all.
Scattered and hard to follow at times. One of the narrators had an especially thick accent that was so hard to understand. Not my favorite of Khaled's books.
Powerful. The choices made by those closest to Abdullah in selling his three-year old sister,Pari, create an emotionally complex story that becomes more powerful with the turn of each page.
I felt that the female voice was very hard to understand. I had to either listen closely or
play those parts again. This was not as riveting as The Kite Runner.
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