And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini
It has been a long time since a book had touched me as much as this book, filled with human emotions and reality checks that hit you hard throughout the entire book.
And the mountains echoed is the 3rd novel by Khaled Hosseini, and in my very humble opinion, the best one. The whole array of emotions we feel in life finds its way into your heart while reading with the sense of family at the very heart of the story.
We start the story with the Saboor family, where you meet Abdullah and Pari, brother and sister, who have lost their mother and are parted very early on in the story. We feel a child's perspective of loss.
Then we learn about Paswana and Masooma, two sisters that are torn apart by jealously and love of the same man. Rivalry leaves one scarred and the other overwhelmed with guilt. We see a woman's perspective on self-worth and love.
After that we follow Pari, who has left her really family to be placed with the Wahdati family. She struggles with her parents' divorce, her mother's bipolar disorder and her father's alienation. We see a daughter's perspective on divorce and family.
The story carries us on the Idris, Timor, Adel and Markos, who have their deal of struggles and emotions, but we end the book where we started it. With Adbullah and Pari, with who it seems that blood is indeed thicker than water.
And emotional, underrated, and unbelievable read that transports you to the Middle-east, with all its mysteries and intrigues. A MUST.