And the Mountains Echoed : A brother and sister are separated in childhood, and throughout this epic book, Hosseini weaves a tale of family--across countries and through the perspective of many characters-- and of how, sometimes, we must make hard decisions that hurt us and those we love, as we seek some greater good.
5/5.. Set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years -- from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding -- that puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives -- the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness -- are inextricable from the history playing out around them.
"It was the kind of love that, sooner or later, cornered you into a choice: either you tore free or you stayed and withstood its rigor even as it squeezed you into something smaller than yourself." - Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed. Read along with us at blog.ptpi.org #PTPI #bookclub