Books - The eagerly awaited third novel

Book Cover Handout of And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, published in hardback by Bloomsbury, priced �18.99 (ebook �8.75). Available now. See PA Feature BOOK Book Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Bloomsbury. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature BOOK Book Reviews.
Book Cover Handout of And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, published in hardback by Bloomsbury, priced �18.99 (ebook �8.75). Available now. See PA Feature BOOK Book Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Bloomsbury. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature BOOK Book Reviews.

It’s been six years since Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, released his last best-seller, A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Fans eagerly awaiting his third novel won’t be disappointed as Hosseini returns to his native Afghanistan for this poignant tale of separated siblings.

And The Mountains Echoed tells the story of 10-year-old Abdullah and his beloved sister Pari, who live in the poverty-stricken village of Shadbagh. As the family faces the prospect of another brutal winter, their father makes a decision that tears the children apart.

It makes for a heartrending read, captivating to the last page. 9/10