And the Mountains Echoed

by Khaled Hosseini | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 159463176X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingLadyIndigowing of Orange, New South Wales Australia on 1/15/2014
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingLadyIndigowing from Orange, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one...Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live in the small village of Shadbagh. To Abdullah, Pari, as beautiful and sweet-natured as the fairy for which she was named, is everything. More like a parent than a brother, Abdullah will do anything for her, even trading his only pair of shoes for a feather for her treasured collection. Each night they sleep together in their cot, their skulls touching, their limbs tangled. One day the siblings journey across the desert to Kabul with their father. Pari and Abdullah have no sense of the fate that awaits them there, for the event which unfolds will tear their lives apart; sometimes a finger must be cut to save the hand.

Journal Entry 2 by wingLadyIndigowing at Orange, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
.. i'll include my comments when i have read the book (my copy is currently on loan)
book has been ordered and should be there soon..

Journal Entry 3 by wingLadyIndigowing at RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Released 10 yrs ago (4/15/2014 UTC) at RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Happy belated birthday

May you enjoy this book as much as Hosseini's previous ones

happy reading
;)

Journal Entry 4 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Friday, April 25, 2014
The book arrived today! Thank you so much, LadyIndigo!
It won't linger on Mt. TBR for long I'm sure...

Journal Entry 5 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Wednesday, May 7, 2014
And again Khaled Hosseini shows us his brilliant narrative skills. He makes the reader wonder constantly whether (ah, well, we know that they just have to meet...), how and when the siblings will meet again... and goes there passing a multitude of other stories, moving secondary characters to the centre while at the same time the main plot continues. I loved this shift of perspective, the way he describes Afghanistan from many sides and viewpoints. This is great story telling.
Highly recommendable!

Journal Entry 6 by wingApoloniaXwing at Bremen, Bremen Germany on Sunday, May 18, 2014

Released 10 yrs ago (5/19/2014 UTC) at Bremen, Bremen Germany

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Birthday RABCK wishlist surprise!

Journal Entry 7 by winglauraloo29wing at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 5, 2014
Thank you! What a lovely surprise!

Journal Entry 8 by winglauraloo29wing at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, October 16, 2014
Frustratingly, I couldn't get into this book. This irritates me when it is a wishlist book. :(

Journal Entry 9 by winglauraloo29wing at Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Released 9 yrs ago (10/22/2014 UTC) at Edmonton, Alberta Canada

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Sending as part of HGG to Aberpeter. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 10 by wingDove-i-Libriwing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Thursday, October 30, 2014
I am laughing and laughing! Glad I didn't wait for Christmas to acknowledge receiving this HGG package even though I was going to wait to open it! You were right, lauraloo!!! You DID send me aberpeter's surprise. But I won't tell. I'll get the correct address from Elizardbreath, otherwise known as the Holiday Gift Giving Maven, and send it on to the correct person. I'll make sure to make a note that it's from you! This is fun!

Journal Entry 11 by wingDove-i-Libriwing at Holiday Gift Giving, Holiday Gift Giving -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, October 30, 2014

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A special surprise holiday gift for Aberpeter in Washington state from LauraLoo29 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada! Silly book made a detour to sunny Florida to get a tan and to dip its toes (does a book HAVE toes?) in the Gulf of Mexico before continuing its trip to the Pacific Northwest! Could NOT have gone more out of its way, and still be in the USA! LOL! Happy Traveling, Book! Happy Reading, Aberpeter!

Journal Entry 12 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Tuesday, November 11, 2014
hahaha - what an incredible journey this book has taken.

Thank you Lauraloo29 for the book and thank you dove-i-libra for managing the detour in Florida :)

Journal Entry 13 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Friday, May 6, 2022
And the Mountains Echoed is a beautifully written story of a bond between a brother and sister, separated at a young age. Hosseini tells the story from multiple voices, giving the story more depth and a varied narrative.

Journal Entry 14 by Aberpeter at Renton, Washington USA on Thursday, May 26, 2022

Released 1 yr ago (5/26/2022 UTC) at Renton, Washington USA

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Adding to the Around the World Bookbox.

Journal Entry 15 by hobbit at Poughkeepsie, New York USA on Monday, July 18, 2022
I have another copy of this on my TBR pile so I'm going to put this on the pile to go into a future book box. I enjoyed The Kite Runner by the same author, so I'm looking forward to this one.

Journal Entry 16 by hobbit at A BookCrosser, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Monday, April 8, 2024

Released 1 mo ago (4/9/2024 UTC) at A BookCrosser, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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Funny thing - I picked this up to send it for the Authors from Unusual Places Sweeps but couldn't remember reading it so I went to re-read it and had absolutely no memory of reading it before. Now, upon looking at the previous journal entries, I understand - I hadn't! The other copy is still sitting in Mount To-Be-Read.

I'm very happy that I finally got to this, as I enjoyed it immensely. I thought it was touching and sweet, and I liked the way that various members of the family were followed up on in the end.

I hope the sweeps winner enjoys it as much as I did!

Journal Entry 17 by JessicaEby at Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Friday, April 12, 2024
This book was waiting on my doorstep this morning! It is not a title that I'm familiar with, though the author's name is one I definitely know. I haven't read anything by Khaled Hosseini before, so this book will be my introduction! Thank you, hobbit (and for the bookmark inside it too)!

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