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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

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.

Other books by Khaled Hosseini

Sea Prayer The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller

Sea Prayer The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller

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.

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.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback / softback 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.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

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

The number one bestseller, chosen as a Book of the Decade by The Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian `Devastating' Daily Telegraph `Heartbreaking' The Times `Unforgettable' Isabel Allende `Haunting' Independent 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 / softback Release Date: 21/12/2016

I became what I am today at the age of twelve. I remember the precise moment, crouching behind a mud wall on a frigid winter day in 1975 . . . looking into a deserted alley. It's wrong what they say about the past, about how you can bury it, because the past claws its way out. I realize I've been looking into that alley for the last 26 years. Afghanistan is a divided country on the verge of war and two childhood friends are about to be torn apart. It's a beautiful afternoon in Kabul and the skies are full of the excitement and joy of a kite flying tournament. But neither Hassan or Amir can foresee the terrible incident which will shatter their lives forever. Khaled Hosseini's first and international best-selling novel has now been adapted into a stunning stage adaptation by Matthew Spangler. This edition was published for the production at Wyndham's Theatre, London, from 21 December 2016.

And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed

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

From the no. 1 bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns A Richard & Judy Summer Book Club pick 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. And the Mountains Echoed is a deeply moving epic of heartache, hope and, above all, the unbreakable bonds of love.

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 (Arabic: Ada al Taera al Waraqeya)

The Kite Runner (Arabic: Ada al Taera al Waraqeya)

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2011

1970s Afghanistan: 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...Since its publication in 2003, The Kite Runner has sold eight million copies worldwide. Through Khaled Hosseini's brilliant writing, a previously unknown part of the world was brought to life. Now in this beautifully illustrated, four-colour graphic novel adaptation, The Kite Runner is given a vibrant new life which is sure to compel a new generation of readers.

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.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2009

In The Kite Runner , history and personal responsibility come together in the story of Amir, an Afghan boy who is haunted by the guilt of betraying his childhood friend Hassan, the son of his father's servant. In the background loom the many tumultuous changes that have gripped Afghanistan in the years since Amir's carefree kite-flying childhood. From the fall of the monarchy through the Soviet invasion to the mass exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States to the rise of the Taliban regime, the story of Amir and Hassan emerges as the story of Afghanistan itself. The engaging new guide to this modern-day classic features an annotated bibliography, a listing of other works by the author, and an introduction by noted literary scholar Harold Bloom.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2008

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.

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.

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, heartwrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love -- a stunning accomplishment.

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.

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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