I have been looking forward to this book and have not been disappointed. Because this book contains multi-generational stories which requires focused reading; save it for night-time reading when other thoughts have been put aside. The story begins with a devoted brother and sister separated from each other when their father agrees to selling his daughter, Parsi. The story explodes as Hosseini takes us on the journey in the lives of his characters and descendants. Each chapter has sadness and some joys weaving in topics provoking thoughts about our own attachments and allegiances combined with our wants and needs. There are many sections of this book which will capture your attention and will be thought about long after the book is ended. One of them is the bedtime story told by Parsi’s brother in the very beginning. I loved the “story” within the story.
This is a must-read. Without spoiling the book, I struggled to write a review. The surprises in the story enhanced the reading greatly for me, as I had not read pre-published reviews. Don’t look for other reviews, just read it!