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Khaled Hosseini - Author

About the Author

Khaled Hosseini was born in Afghanistan and his family received political asylum in the USA in 1980.  He lives in California and he works as a physician.

Featured books by Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

This book seemed to come out of nowhere.  It was the first Afghan novel to be written in English and it became a word-of-mouth bestseller in no time at all.  Telling a tragic story of childhood jealousy and fear, it covers a bitter part of Afghan history in a painful tale that truly pulls at the heartstrings.  A brilliant book.  ~ Sarah Broadhurst  Voted 2nd in the Books of the Decade by Lovereading readers. Richard Charkin, Executive Director of Publisher Bloomsbury, said: “We’re delighted that The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini has been selected by Lovereading as the number two title of the last Decade. We’re so pleased it continues to resonate with today’s readers and hope it will continue to do so for many decades to come.” Voted as the Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year 2006 and 2007. The Bloomsbury Modern Classic Series Restless by William Boyd Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale The Little Friend by Donna Tartt  

eBooks of the Month
And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her. Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them.

eBooks of the Month
The Kite Runner : The Graphic Novel

The Kite Runner : The Graphic Novel

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2011

A graphic novel adaption of the award-winning, internationally bestselling The Kite Runner.   The Kite Runner was voted 2nd in the Books of the Decade by Lovereading readers.   Voted as the Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year 2006 and 2007.   This book seemed to come out of nowhere.  It was the first Afghan novel to be written in English and it became a word-of-mouth bestseller in no time at all.  Telling a tragic story of childhood jealousy and fear, it covers a bitter part of Afghan history in a painful tale that truly pulls at the heartstrings.  A brilliant book.   Richard Charkin, Executive Director of Publisher Bloomsbury, said: “We’re delighted that The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini has been selected by Lovereading as the number two title of the last Decade. We’re so pleased it continues to resonate with today’s readers and hope it will continue to do so for many decades to come.”

eBooks of the Month
A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2018

THE RICHARD & JUDY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'A suspenseful epic' Daily Telegraph 'A triumph' Financial Times 'Heartbreaking' Mail on Sunday 'Deeply moving' Sunday Times Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.

Other books by Khaled Hosseini

Critical Insights: The Kite Runner

Critical Insights: The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

The Kite Runner combines a moving narrative, memorable characters, powerful depictions of suffering and guilt, an urgent quest for redemption, and the complex relationship of Afghanistan and American culture. Essays in this volume look afresh at this remarkable work, its critical reception, its style, structure and themes, its mythical, moral, historical and political dimensions, and its continued relevance in the twenty-first-century.

Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/11/2018

Text in Arabic. A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that citys swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone. Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Kurdis, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe.

Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2018

A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller A deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated short story for people of all ages from the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner, brought to life by Dan Williams's beautiful illustrations 'The book may be brief, but it is beautiful, poetic - a distillation of his strengths' Sunday Times On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother's goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee. When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2018

THE RICHARD & JUDY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'A suspenseful epic' Daily Telegraph 'A triumph' Financial Times 'Heartbreaking' Mail on Sunday 'Deeply moving' Sunday Times Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against starvation, brutality and fear. Yet love can move a person to act in unexpected ways, and lead them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with a startling heroism.

And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2018

THE RICHARD & JUDY NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Magnificent' Mail on Sunday 'Gripping' New York Times 'A master storyteller' The Times 'Epic' Sunday Telegraph Ten-year-old Abdullah would do anything for his younger sister. In a life of poverty and struggle, with no mother to care for them, Pari is the only person who brings Abdullah happiness. For her, he will trade his only pair of shoes to give her a feather for her treasured collection. When their father sets off with Pari across the desert to Kabul in search of work, Abdullah is determined not to be separated from her. Neither brother nor sister know what this fateful journey will bring them.

The Complete Khaled Hosseini Box Set

The Complete Khaled Hosseini Box Set

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 21/05/2015

All three of Khaled Hosseini's internationally bestselling novels in one beautiful box set: The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns and And the Mountains Echoed

A Thousand Splendid Sons

A Thousand Splendid Sons

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2015

A Thousand Splendid Sons by Khaled Hosseini

Tausend strahlende Sonnen

Tausend strahlende Sonnen

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Ebook Release Date: 20/02/2014

Der Weltbestseller vom Autor von Drachenlaufer und TraumsammlerMariam ist funfzehn, als sie aus der Provinz nach Kabul geschickt und mit dem dreiig Jahre alteren Schuhmacher Raschid verheiratet wird. Jahre spater erlebt Laila, ein Madchen aus der Nachbarschaft, ein ahnliches Schicksal. Als ihre Familie bei einem Bombenangriff ums Leben kommt, wird sie Raschids Zweitfrau. Nach anfanglichem Misstrauen werden Mariam und Laila zu engen Freundinnen. Gemeinsam wehren sie sich gegen Raschids Brutalitat und planen die Flucht...Ein ergreifender Roman uber das Schicksal zweier Frauen in Afghanistan, wie ihn nur einer schreiben kann: der groe Geschichtenerzahler Khaled Hosseini.

Traumsammler

Traumsammler

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Ebook Release Date: 18/09/2013

Der Nr.1-Spiegel-Bestseller!Millionen Leser haben auf seinen neuen Roman gewartet: In Traumsammler erzahlt Khaled Hosseini die bewegende Geschichte zweier Geschwister aus einem kleinen afghanischen Dorf. Pari ist drei Jahre alt, ihr Bruder Abdullah zehn, als der Vater sie auf einem Fumarsch quer durch die Wuste nach Kabul bringt. Doch am Ende der Reise wartet nicht das Paradies, sondern die herzzerreiende Trennung der beiden Geschwister, die ihr Leben fur immer verandern wird.Ein groer Roman, der uns einmal um die ganze Welt fuhrt und in seiner emotionalen Intensitat und Erzahlkunst neue Mastabe setzt. Fesselnder, reicher, personlicher als je zuvor.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2013

Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2012

Text in Arabic. Afghanistan in the 1970s: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-flying tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. What happens to Hassan that afternoon will shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return, to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

The Kite Runner Graphic Novel

The Kite Runner Graphic Novel

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2011

The Kite Runner Graphic Novel by Khaled Hosseini

Drachenlaufer

Drachenlaufer

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/02/2010

Drachenlaufer erzahlt vom Schicksal der beiden Jungen Amir und Hassan und ihrer ungucklichen Freundschaft. Eine dramatische Geschichte von Liebe und Verrat, Trennung und Wiedergutmachung vor dem Hintergrund der jungsten Vergangenheit Afghanistans.

Thousand Splendid Suns

Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Ebook Release Date: 22/05/2007

AFTER MORE THAN TWO YEARS ON THE BESTSELLER LISTS, KHALED HOSSEINI RETURNS WITH A BEAUTIFUL, RIVETING, AND HAUNTING NOVEL OF ENORMOUS CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years -- from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding -- that puts the violence, fear, hope and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives -- the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness -- are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love -- a stunning accomplishment.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2007

Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him - for he always helps Amir - but this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste servant who is jeered at in the street, although Amir still feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father's heart. But neither of the boys could foresee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return, to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

Kite Runner

Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/06/2003

A Stunning Novel of Hope and RedemptionTaking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable and beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan grow up in different worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara -- a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship and betrayal, and about the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of fathers over sons -- their love, their sacrifices, and their lies. Written against a backdrop of history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But through the devastation, Khaled Hosseini offers hope: through the novel's faith in the power of reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows us for redemption.

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