I am using this book for the Treasure Hunt (geological formation), Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge, 52 Books in 52 Weeks, Literary Friday, and Book Club Friday.
I also got to go to this book reading/signing tonight, which was so awesome! My first one!
Summary from Goodreads: 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.
Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. Going to his reading made me appreciate this book so much more but it did take me three weeks to read… There were so many characters and each of the nine chapters was its own story in a way. It was a beautiful, touching novel but A Thousand Splendid Suns is still my favorite. I think I have to have a main character I can really care about to be fully invested in a book. I did like the crime/drug lord storyline and would love if he wrote a book about those characters!