And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

I don’t quite know what to say about Khaled Hosseini’s third novel, And the Mountains Echoed. It is strong and silent, taking place amidst times that are both hard and easy(er). Each character is carefully crafted as they tell us their story and move the narrative along. But at the heart of it all is Abdullah and his sister Pari, and the question of if they will ever find each other again.

And the answer to that is both beautiful and heartbreaking.

If you’re one for quiet dramas, this is definitely one to read. More so if you are already a Hosseini fan. He wields his words well. I also like the fact that even though the war is there, it does not form the central part of this narrative as so many stories that take place in Afghanistan do.

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