In terms of “Lisa Media,” this day really couldn’t get any better. First there was The Veronica Mars Movie Project, and as I was typing that post I received an email that Khaled Hosseini’s latest book, And the Mountains Echoed, is being released in May! (I also posted this over on Fantabulously Coveted, but since this is a slow sale week I thought I’d share the excitement here as well!)
I have two favorite authors. One is Jhumpa Lahiri, and the other is Khaled Hosseini. Only for these two authors do I buy their latest offerings on the days they are released and then try to slowly enjoy, rather than ravenously devour, their latest stories.
Khaled Hosseini’s other books are The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I vividly remember reading A Thousand Splendid Suns. I was taking a grad school class in Ireland and brought this book with me. I read it over the course of a few nights, and each night I knew it was time to put it away when my eyes were filling with tears. Hosseini is a master at writing beautifully worded, haunting, emotional, and epic novels.
And the Mountains Echoed is scheduled to be released on May 21, 2013.
Here’s a blurb from Amazon:
Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
And the Mountains Echoed is currently available for pre-order from many retailers, and Amazon has a price guarantee. If you pre-order And the Mountains Echoed from Amazon now and they lower the price before it is released, you will be charged the lowest price.