Kite Runner author KHALED HOSSEINI presents new novel AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED *ticket required
JUNE 14 AT 7PM
Khaled Hosseini, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner 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. 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.
About the Author
Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. His father was a diplomat in the Afghan Foreign Ministry and his mother taught Farsi and history at a high school in Kabul. In 1976, the Foreign Ministry relocated the Hosseini family to Paris. They were ready to return to Kabul in 1980, but by then their homeland had witnessed a bloody communist coup and the invasion of the Soviet Army. The Hosseinis sought and were granted political asylum in the United States, and in September 1980 moved to San Jose, California. Hosseini graduated from high school in 1984 and enrolled at Santa Clara University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology in 1988. The following year he entered the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, where he earned a medical degree in 1993. He completed his residency at Cedars-Sinai medical center in Los Angeles and was a practicing internist between 1996 and 2004.
In March 2001, while practicing medicine, Hosseini began writing his first novel, The Kite Runner. Published by Riverhead Books in 2003, that debut went on to become an international bestseller and beloved classic, sold in at least seventy countries and spending more than a hundred weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. In May 2007, his second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, remaining in that spot for fifteen weeks and nearly an entire year on the bestseller list. Together, the two books have sold more than 10 million copies in the United States and more than 38 million copies worldwide. Hosseini's much-awaited third novel, And the Mountains Echoed, will be published on May 21, 2013.
In 2006, Hosseini was named a Goodwill Envoy to UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency. Inspired by a trip he made to Afghanistan with the UNHCR, he later established The Khaled Hosseini Foundation a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He lives in Northern California.
About the Event
Malaprop's is proud to bring Khaled Hosseini to Asheville on his And the Mountains Echoed book tour. We are holding the event at the Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville at 7pm on Friday, June 14. Mr. Hosseini will read from And the Mountains Echoed, discuss his humanitarian work and answer questions from the audience. A booksigning will follow. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased below. Each ticket comes with a coupon for $10 off the purchase of And the Mountains Echoed.
About the Booksigning
The booksigning is only open to ticket holders who have purchased a copy of And the Mountains Echoed from Malaprop's. Please show your Malaprop's receipt to the bookseller monitoring the signing line. You are welcome to bring copies of Hosseini's older books to be signed as well.
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