Over thirty-eight million copies of Khaled Hosseini’s books, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns have sold in more than seventy countries. Now, six years after his previous best seller, Hosseini's new novel, And the Mountains Echoed, is about to be released. Like his first two books, the book opens in Afghanistan but the action follows the Afghan people as they emigrate to Paris, to New York, to San Francisco—always bound to the land of their ancestors. From a desperately poor Afghan village in the ‘50s, to a wealthy mansion in Kabul, to the Taliban takeover of Kabul, the people become real to the reader as rendered by a consummate story teller.
You don’t want to wait an extra minute to dive into it, so we’ll be opening an hour early on its publication day. Tuesday, May 21, you will be able to get And the Mountains Echoed at 8 AM (along with some free coffee and donuts) at Otto’s, a booklover’s paradise in the heart of downtown Williamsport. And, if you missed them the first time around, his previous two books are also available - in paperback!