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Posted on Wed. Oct. 31, 2012 - 12:01 am EDT

Hosseini’s latest set for May debut

NEW YORK — Khaled Hosseini’s next novel will be a journey across time and space.

The author of the million-sellers “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” has finished his third book, “And the Mountains Echoed.” Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) and publisher of his first two novels, has announced “And the Mountains Echoed” comes out May 21.

“I am forever drawn to family as a recurring central theme of my writing,” Hosseini, the Afghan-born author and physician, said in a statement. “My earlier novels were at heart tales of fatherhood and motherhood. My new novel is a multi-generational family story as well, this time revolving around brothers and sisters, and the ways in which they love, wound, betray, honor and sacrifice for each other. I am thrilled at the chance to share this book with my readers.”

Hosseini, 47, is one of the world’s most popular authors, with his first two books selling more than 38 million copies. “The Kite Runner” came out in 2003 and became a word-of-mouth sensation, spending two years on The New York Times’ best-seller list.


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