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Khaled Hosseini transported readers to his native Afghanistan with his best-selling novels “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” He returns with a new novel, “And the Mountains Echoed.” Spanning over 50 years, the book portrays Afghanistan through the lens of a family coping with separation and tragedy. Hosseini joins us to discuss the book, as well as the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

Guests:
Khaled Hosseini, author of the bestsellers "The Kite Runner," "A Thousand Splendid Suns," and his new novel, "And the Mountains Echoed;" he is also the former goodwill envoy to the United Nations refugee agency, and founder of the Khaled Hosseini Foundation

  • Beth Grant DeRoos

    Loved the Kite Runner. Has he by chance read A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story by Qais Akbar Omar, or Anna Badkhen’s book The World is a Carpet: Four Seasons in an Afghan Village?

    There are so many wonderful books by Afghanistan authors or about Afghanistan available today that I am sad that more people don’t know of the books.

  • FuddyDud

    How can Afghanistan have good authors and yet be the world supplier of heroin?

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