When I heard that Khaled Hosseini (author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns) had written a new book, I immediately had to look it up in my local library’s database. Bah!! There were probably 70 holds. So I decided to wait til next year. Then, this past Thursday, I just happened to be at another library, glancing at the new book shelf, and there it was. . .And the Mountains Echoed. I snatched it right away.
I had a little more trouble getting into this book than Hosseini’s other two, but last night when I was about halfway done, I reached a point when I just HAD TO FINISH THE BOOK BEFORE I WENT TO BED. Josiah luckily was just as into his beekeeping book so I was able to finish it.
I don’t know what to say about it without ruining your reading experience. . . just that it is a beautiful story about family – messes and all. I love that I felt like I was traveling with the characters to Kabul, Paris, and San Francisco. My only regret while reading this book is that my favorite Afghan restaurant is not closer.