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And the Mountains Echoed

By Khaled Hosseini
  • ISBN Code: : 0143188704
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world. His novels have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. Now, six years after A Thousand Splendid Suns debuted at #1, spending fourteen consecutive weeks at #1 and nearly a full year on the hardcover list, Hosseini returns with a book that is broader in scope and setting than anything he's ever written before. A multigenerational-family story revolving around brothers and sisters, it is an emotional, provocative, and unforgettable novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. With profound wisdom, insight and compassion, Hosseini demonstrates once again his deeply felt understanding of the bonds that define us and shape our lives—and of what it means to be human.

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Finalist for the National Book Award, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive in Iraq "The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined. With profound emotional insight, especially into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home, The Yellow Birds is a groundbreaking novel that is destined to become a classic.

Scenes from Early Life

By Philip Hensher
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0865477620
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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From the Man Booker–short-listed author of The Northern Clemency, a family and a nation—Bangladesh—are forged through storytelling, conversation, jokes, feuds, blood, songs, bravery, and sacrifice In late 1970 a boy named Saadi is born into a large, defiantly Bengali family in eastern Pakistan. Months later the country splits in two, in what will become one of the most ferocious twentieth-century civil wars. Saadi tells the story of his childhood and of the ingenious ways his family survived the violence and conflicts: from his aunts stuffing him endlessly with sweets to stop marauding soldiers from hearing him cry, to street games based on American television shows; from the basement compartment his grandfather built to hide his treasured books, pictures, and music until after the war, to the daily gossip about each and every one of the relatives, servants, and neighbors. Scenes from Early Life is a beautifully detailed novel of profound empathy—an attempt to capture the collective memory of a family and a country. At once heartbreaking and surprisingly funny, Scenes from Early Life is based on the life of Philip Hensher's husband, and as such it is at once a memoir, a novel, and a history. As this remarkable writer brings the past to life, we come to feel, vividly and viscerally, that Saadi's family—and its struggles and triumphs—are our own. Scenes form Early Life is the winner of the 2013 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.

And the Mountains Echoed - Trivia King!

By G Whiz
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  • Publisher : GWhizBooks.com
  • Book Code : 1498918166
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Take the sample quiz below: What was included in the novel that the author considered "significant and part of Afghan DNA" ? How many books has Hosseini signed during his U.S. book tour for :And The Mountains Echoed" ? In what location does the novel end? Do you know the answers to the questions above? Have you read And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini? Would you like to have hours of entertainment about the book you love? If you've answered yes to any question above, get ready for a hip-new series that bring you FUN and EDUCATION at once! Gather around with family and friends and challenge one another with a series of questions ranging from easy to difficult levels and see who wins! Submit your Quiz Game scores via Google Forms for a chance to be ranked on 'G whiz Spotlights' and hop on the Wall of Contributors! It's safe and fun for the whole family! "Acts as an incredible reading guide. Helps to know not only about the books but the authors as well." - Marilin A. “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" G Whiz "10/10" Keiona - I love sports "10/10" Krista - Love books "9/10" Penelope Hunt - Reader from Lima, Ohio "9/10" Callie - Perfect "9/10" Angie - Bookworm and LOVER of TFIOS Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Collect Stars redeemable for books with every correct answer! • Participate in priority events by joining "G Whiz Crew"! • Submit a review for G Whiz trilogy sets and hop on the Wall of Contributors! DISCLAIMER: This work is an derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back‏.

A House Without Windows

By Nadia Hashimi
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062449664
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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A vivid, unforgettable story of an unlikely sisterhood—an emotionally powerful and haunting tale of friendship that illuminates the plight of women in a traditional culture—from the author of the bestselling The Pearl That Broke Its Shell and When the Moon Is Low. For two decades, Zeba was a loving wife, a patient mother, and a peaceful villager. But her quiet life is shattered when her husband, Kamal, is found brutally murdered with a hatchet in the courtyard of their home. Nearly catatonic with shock, Zeba is unable to account for her whereabouts at the time of his death. Her children swear their mother could not have committed such a heinous act. Kamal’s family is sure she did, and demands justice. Barely escaping a vengeful mob, Zeba is arrested and jailed. As Zeba awaits trial, she meets a group of women whose own misfortunes have also led them to these bleak cells: thirty-year-old Nafisa, imprisoned to protect her from an honor killing; twenty-five-year-old Latifa, who ran away from home with her teenage sister but now stays in the prison because it is safe shelter; and nineteen-year-old Mezhgan, pregnant and unmarried, waiting for her lover’s family to ask for her hand in marriage. Is Zeba a cold-blooded killer, these young women wonder, or has she been imprisoned, as they have been, for breaking some social rule? For these women, the prison is both a haven and a punishment. Removed from the harsh and unforgiving world outside, they form a lively and indelible sisterhood. Into this closed world comes Yusuf, Zeba’s Afghan-born, American-raised lawyer, whose commitment to human rights and desire to help his motherland have brought him back. With the fate of this seemingly ordinary housewife in his hands, Yusuf discovers that, like Afghanistan itself, his client may not be at all what he imagines. A moving look at the lives of modern Afghan women, A House Without Windows is astonishing, frightening, and triumphant.

And the Mountains Echoed - True or False? & Trivia King!

By G Whiz
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Get the bundle package of your favorite G Whiz titles and save! Did you know in 2006, Hosseini was given a humanitarian award from the United Nations Refugee Agency? Or, did you know one book that really influenced Hosseini's writing and career is "Grapes of Wrath"? What are the amazing facts of And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini? Do you know the answers to the questions above? Laugh and learn with 101 Amazing Facts and take the True or False? or Trivia King Quiz Game Books to challenge yourself to a round of trivia ! For the first time, G Whiz Books is now available in bundle packages, bringing you FUN and EDUCATION simultaneously that is safe for the whole family. Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Book Name G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz Books" to search for entire catalogue! • Look for the bundle packages and trilogy sets for deals and save! • Submit a review to join G Whiz Crew and the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor be used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

And the Mountains Echoed - 101 Amazingly True Facts You Didn't Know

By G Whiz
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Did you know in 2006, Hosseini was given a humanitarian award from the United Nations Refugee Agency? Or, did you know one book that really influenced Hosseini's writing and career is "Grapes of Wrath"? What are the amazingly true facts behind And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • If not found, request to have your choice created by using form on our website! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • And, write a review when you're done to hop on the list of contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true facts that keeps you learning as you read through the book” - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: Although the Author and Publisher strived to be accurate and verify all contributions by readers, due to the nature of research this publication should not be deemed as an authoritative source and no content should be used for citation purposes. All facts come with source URLS for further reading. This publication is meant for entertainment purposes to provide the best collection of facts possible. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

And the Mountains Echoed - True or False? G Whiz Quiz Game Book

By G Whiz
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  • Book Code : 1311672583
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Take the FREE sample quiz below: True or False? Hosseini's good luck hat is his 49ers cap which he brings every time he travels. True or False? To focus, Hosseini has a habit of reading only one book at a time. True or False? The mission of Hosseini's foundation is to help people who are in the same situation as was his characters in the book. Answers: F,F,T Do you know the answers to the questions above? Are you a fan of And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini? Would you like to have hour after hour of entertainment and enjoymentment about the book you love? If you've answered yes to any question above, get ready for a hip-new series that bring you FUN and EDUCATION at the same time with True or False? Quiz Game Books by G Whiz! Gather around with family and friends and challenge one another with a series of questions ranging from easy to difficult levels! Spice things up by taking the Quiz Game Book simultaneously between players and see the winning results at the end! Submit your Quiz Game scores via Google Forms for a chance to be ranked on 'G whiz Spotlights' and hop on the Wall of Contributors! Safe for the whole family! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Collect Stars redeemable for books with every correct answer! • Participate in priority events by joining "G Whiz Crew"! • Submit a review for G Whiz trilogy sets and hop on the Wall of Contributors! DISCLAIMER: This work is an unofficial derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a quiz game book designed to enrich appreciation of the book through entertainment and education. No content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Arsonists' City

By Hala Alyan
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 035812509X
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Fiction
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"Feels revolutionary in its freshness." —Entertainment Weekly “The Arsonists’ City delivers all the pleasures of a good old-fashioned saga, but in Alyan’s hands, one family’s tale becomes the story of a nation—Lebanon and Syria, yes, but also the United States. It’s the kind of book we are lucky to have.”—Rumaan Alam A rich family story, a personal look at the legacy of war in the Middle East, and an indelible rendering of how we hold on to the people and places we call home The Nasr family is spread across the globe—Beirut, Brooklyn, Austin, the California desert. A Syrian mother, a Lebanese father, and three American children: all have lived a life of migration. Still, they’ve always had their ancestral home in Beirut—a constant touchstone—and the complicated, messy family love that binds them. But following his father's recent death, Idris, the family's new patriarch, has decided to sell. The decision brings the family to Beirut, where everyone unites against Idris in a fight to save the house. They all have secrets—lost loves, bitter jealousies, abandoned passions, deep-set shame—that distance has helped smother. But in a city smoldering with the legacy of war, an ongoing flow of refugees, religious tension, and political protest, those secrets ignite, imperiling the fragile ties that hold this family together. In a novel teeming with wisdom, warmth, and characters born of remarkable human insight, award-winning author Hala Alyan shows us again that “fiction is often the best filter for the real world around us” (NPR).

Kinship in the Age of Mobility and Technology

By Lamia Tayeb
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030698890
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Social Science
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This volume aims to address kinship in the context of global mobility, while studying the effects of technological developments throughout the 20th century on how individuals and communities engage in real or imagined relationships. Using literary representations as a spectrum to examine kinship practices, Lamia Tayeb explores how transnational mobility, bi-culturalism and cosmopolitanism honed, to some extent, the relevant authors’ concerns with the family and wider kinship relations: in these literatures, kinship and the family lose their familiar, taken-for-granted aspect, and yet are still conceived as ‘essential’ spheres of relatedness for uprooted individuals and communities. Tayeb here studies writings by Hanif Kureishi, Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, Jhumpa Lahiri, Khaled Housseini and Nadia Hashimi, working to understand how transnational kinship dynamics operate when moved beyond the traditional notions of the blood relationship, relationship to place and identification with community.

Astoria; Or, Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

By Washington Irving
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 423
  • Category : Travel
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"Astoria; Or, Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains" by Washington Irving. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Western Himalaya and Tibet: A Narrative of a Journey Through the Mountains of Northern India During the Years 1847-8

By Thomas Thomson
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 146557459X
  • Total of Pages : 501
  • Category : Himalaya Mountains
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Read and download full book Western Himalaya and Tibet: A Narrative of a Journey Through the Mountains of Northern India During the Years 1847-8

Allan and the Ice Gods

By H. Rider Haggard
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  • Publisher : Ozymandias Press
  • Book Code : 1531286569
  • Total of Pages : 397
  • Category : Fiction
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This novel is the final volume of the Allan Quatermain saga, and it comprises the fourth part of a loosely linked series begun with Allan and the Holy Flower. Once more Quatermain takes the hallucinogenic taduki drug, as he did in previous novels, and he relives a previous incarnation. He finds himself in pre-historic time, "cave-men" times, and enjoys a variety of adventures...