Michiko Kakutani says in The New York Times, And the Mountains Echoed is “[Hosseini’s]
most assured and emotionally gripping story yet" and the Washington Post declares, "And the Mountains Echoed had
tears dropping from my eyes by Page 45."
“[W]ith his third and most ambitious novel yet, Hosseini
makes it clear that he's not ready to rest on his Big Name…. While it hits all
the Hosseini sweet spots — nostalgia, devastating details, triumph over the
odds — And the Mountains Echoed covers more ground, both geographically and
emotionally, than his previous works. It's not until Hosseini makes the novel
small again, for the poignant conclusion, that you fully appreciate what he's
accomplished.” To Read More…
"This book delves far deeper into human nature than that old
theme of "we all love our dogs, don't we?"… Halpern does love her
dog, of course, but her book is more about humanity and how wonderful,
fulfilling and even surprising experiences can be had in the most unlikely of
places. Like a nursing home.And as is often the way, the dog once again makes
the human a better person." To read more...