Khaled Hosseini's next novel, And the Mountains Echoed, has been dated for May 21, 2013, to be published by Penguin and exploring themes of love, loyalty, betrayal and family.
"I am forever drawn to family as a recurring central theme of my writing." Hosseini said. "My earlier novels were, at heart, tales of fatherhood and motherhood. My new novel is a multigenerational-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. I am thrilled at the chance to share this book with my readers."
His third novel comes after 2003 debut The Kite Runner and 2007 sophomore release A Thousand Splendid Sons.
The Kite Runner became a 2007 film directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, World War Z), while a film adaptation of A Thousand Splendid Suns is expected in 2015 from Steven Zaillian (Searching for Bobby Fischer, A Civil Action).