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Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness.


For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her. Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them.

And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving epic of heartache, hope and, above all, the unbreakable bonds of love.




“A story of love, separation, friendship, compassion, exile, memory and the troubled history of Afghanistan, spanning three continents and sixty years ... Hosseini is a master storyteller” –  The Times


“Hosseini pulls off his usual – impressive – trick of breaking your heart and leaving you smiling” –  Daily Telegraph


“Hosseini digs deep and brings up diamonds” –  Independent on Sunday


“With profound depth and compassion, Hosseini writes about the bonds that define us and shape our lives” –  Mail on Sunday

Khaled Hosseini - And The Mountains Echoed

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