I had the opportunity to dive into a few current releases in efforts to make a few suggestions to you on what to read this summer. The story, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini makes my must-to-read list. From the get-go, the imagery enraptures you into the rich plot.
Due to the many POV’s and fast-paced storylines, this is a page-turner you cannot walk away from.
After mom died while giving birth to Pari, Abdullah ( her brother) practically raised her. With a stepmom, half-brother and hard-working father, the children had only each other to lean on. Their dad ends p taking Abdullah and Pari on a long journey to Kabul for work.
What happens on that journey remains with and characters that will have you staying up late. The colourful words will resonate with you as it did with me long after you turn the last page.
“I had run once before from someone who needed me, and the remorse I still feel I will take with me to the grave.”
“ There’s more to kindness than signing checks in public.”
Along with myself, Penguin wants to draw your attention to an amazing project in celebrating the release of Khaled Hosseini’s new book And The Mountains Echoed . With over thirty-eight million copies of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns sold worldwide, Khaled Hosseini is one of most read novelists in the world. As part of this exciting publishing event, they have launched something truly unique.
The Echo Project is a page-for-page digital exploration of And the Mountains Echoed: a loving complement to the book filled with personal contributions by those who have read and loved the book. There will be 402 thought-provoking interpretations—video, illustrations, quotes, photographs, poems and more—one web page for each page of the novel, created by fans, artists, media, booksellers and even Khaled. Check it out and submit your own suggestion. You can be a part of this fun project.
If you are looking for a non-fluffy read to take to the beach, suggest to your Book Club or bring on summer vacation, this is it!