Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the bestsellers The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. Hosseini is also a U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. (Khaled Hosseini Books)
THE KITE RUNNER
The Kite Runner; A New York Times bestseller, was originally published in 2003, it is a story set in Afghanistan during the tumultous events of fall of Afghanese Monarchy, the Soviet Military Intervention, migration of people to Pakistan and USA and finally the rise of the Taliban. This is a story of two friends. A story of friendship, fatherhood, love, betrayal and hope.
A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel. It is also set in Afghanistan, Mariam is an illegitimate child, and suffers from both the stigma surrounding her birth along with the abuse she faces throughout her marriage. Laila, born a generation later, is comparatively privileged during her youth until their lives intersect. This is a mother-daughter story and a stroy women’s plight and struggle and sacrifice in Afghanistan. Also a New York Times bestseller from Khaled.
AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED
Published in 2013, And the Mountains Echoed is another Khaled story set in Afghanistan. A story of a brother-sister relationship. This book is a collection of short-stories, same story told with perspectives of different characters. A father decides to sell his daughter to a childless couple and the brother and sister are separated forever, an event that ties the various narratives together.
And the Mountains Echoed: Quotes
A short story book inspired by the Syrian Refugee crisis and the death of Alan Kurdi- the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey, that haunting image inspired Khaled to write this short story. This book is a letter written by a father to a son during the refugee crisis. This book was published in 2018.
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