And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed

Large Print - 2013
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Presents a story inspired by human love, how people take care of one another, and how choices resonate through subsequent generations. Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and step-mother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of work and they struggle together through poverty and brutal winters. To Adbullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. What happens to them-and the large and small manners in which it echoes through the lives of so many other people-is proof of the moral complexity of life.
Published: Detroit :, Thorndike Press,, 2013.
Edition: Large Print edition.
ISBN: 9781410458797
1410458792
Branch Call Number: F HOS
Characteristics: 597 pages (large print) ;,23 cm

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Missakit
May 10, 2017

One of very few books where I couldn't predict what would happen next and could not turn the pages fast enough. Complex situations and characters, it will break your heart but also give you hope. I have told so many people they must read this book. Beautifully written.

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yesucan
Feb 23, 2017

Did not feel as involved with the characters as with his other books. Did not like any of the characters, nor the way the story flowed.

JCLDebbieF Oct 13, 2016

Engrossing, engaging, I felt the characters' pain, sorrow, happiness,and worries of their daily lives in Afghanistan.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 02, 2016

Khaled Hosseini’s third book, And the Mountains Echoed, is a novel about the life of many different characters of many different generations. The story begins with three year old Pari, her older brother Abdullah, and their father as they trek to the city of Kabul, Afghanistan. Unknowing of their father’s intentions at the time, Pari and Abdullah are excited to visit the house of a wealthy couple. Upon arrival, Abdullah learns of Pari’s fate, to be sold to the childless couple.The novel then unfolds and accounts the stories of different characters of several generations. This novel is very well written however, as there is an excessive amount of plot lines and characters to follow, I wound up confused and lost during my reading quite a few times.
- @BookLover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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missm113
May 06, 2016

Apparently a lot of listeners had trouble with reader. There are several people reading on this CD, I did not find any of them a problem to listen to. The story is compelling and touching. I found myself in tears at times. I thought it was beautifully done.

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cknightkc
Apr 03, 2016

I was introduced to this book a couple years ago and after reading it a second time I must again acknowledge how gifted a writer Khaled Hosseini is. AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED contains unforgettable characters whose storylines are intertwined. As they experience love, family, sacrifice, secrets, responsibility, dignity, and loss I am reminded that these themes transcend all cultures.

zahra88 Jan 03, 2016

Wonderful book teaching us the true meaning of life. However, I found they were too many characters and some came unexpectedly.

Wonderful complex plot braided with myth and heartache of real life. It was difficult for me to follow some of the innuendo hidden in cultural norms and practices, but this will provoke a great discussion for our book club.

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ryner
Dec 13, 2015

A family saga, revealing how a single act can cause unexpected reverberations, both laterally and through multiple generations. Heartbreaking in almost every possible way.

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kategramlich
Sep 17, 2015

Just finished this for our Last Wednesday Book Club at LPL. I felt like I was being punched in the gut with emotions over and over... but in a really good way. Hosseini's characters in this particular novel are well-rounded, complex, and engaging. Loved it.

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