'Kite Runner' author Khaled Hosseini will release a new novel this spring(Read article summary)
Khaled Hosseini's novel 'And the Mountains Echoed' will focus on the relationship between siblings.
The book, which will be titled â€śAnd the Mountains Echoed,â€ť will focus on family, a theme Hosseini said he is continuing from his two previous bestsellers â€śRunnerâ€ť and â€śA Thousand Splendid Suns.â€ť
â€śMy 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,â€ť Hosseini said in a statement.
Hosseiniâ€™s first book, â€śThe Kite Runner,â€ť came out in 2003, and his follow-up, â€śA Thousand Splendid Suns,â€ť was released in 2007. Both focused on citizens of Afghanistan, were well-received critically and sold millions of copies. â€śThe Kite Runnerâ€ť was adapted into a 2007 film starring actor Khalid Abdalla which received mixed reviews; â€śA Thousand Splendid Sunsâ€ť is set to be turned into a film by Columbia Pictures in 2015, with â€śSchindlerâ€™s Listâ€ť screenwriter Steven Zaillian set to write the screenplay and direct.
â€śAnd the Mountains Echoedâ€ť will come out May 21.