And the Mountains Echoed

download (15)I am a sucker for family stories – fiction, memoir, historical fiction, etc. And, The Kite Runner is one of my favorite books. Even though I didn’t like A Thousand Splendid Suns as much, I was eager to read And the Mountains Echoed. I was not disappointed. I read eagerly, dying to know what happened to Pari and Abdullah. I was so desperate, in fact, for Pari to find out the truth, that I couldn’t stop reading until after four hours, my eyelids closed and I had to call it quits. When I resumed the book the next day, I hit a bit of a lull. I found the section toward the end about Markos simply diverted from the story I wanted to read. I skimmed through, hoping that the ending would recapture the feeling I had the previous evening. And, it did not disappoint. I won’t spoil the story for you by getting into the details – it’s a good one with a fairly good ending. I had hopes through most of the book that things would turn out differently than they did, but there was a satisfaction for me in the way that Hosseini chose to wrap this one up. I recommend you check it out.

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