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‘And the Mountains Echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini

After six years, beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini returns to the rugged landscape of his home country, Afghanistan, which he so evocatively brought to life in his two previous bestsellers, “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” In “And the Mountains Echoed,’’ however, Hosseini expands his scope from a rural village to Kabul, Paris, San Francisco, and the Greek isle of Tinos.

In a series of interlocking story lines with shifting viewpoints, Hosseini delves into the joys, sorrows, and betrayals that alternately bind and fracture families. Once again, Hosseini’s lovingly rendered Afghanistan takes center stage, but in this book he extends his examination to encompass how the Afghan identity affects his characters’ decisions and lives in unfamiliar environments.

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