Thursday, March 7, 2013
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic. -- Riverhead
I mentioned a few weeks ago that Khaled Hosseini has a new novel coming out in May called AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED. I can hardly wait!!! I can't remember the last time I was this excited about a new release -- I'm doing my own little countdown!
All this talk of AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED has made me remember the first time I fell in love with Mr. Hosseini's writing. It's been almost ten years since I read THE KITE RUNNER. (You read that correctly -- ten years!) THE KITE RUNNER changed my world and I think that's a pretty good indication about the power of this book.
To celebrate the tenth year anniversary, the publisher has reissued THE KITE RUNNER in a special 10th Anniversary edition. If you are like me and want to read THE KITE RUNNER again (or maybe you've haven't had a chance to read this book yet?), here's your chance!
Thanks to the wonderful folks at Riverhead, I have a copy of the brand-spanking new THE KITE RUNNER (10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION) to share with one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before March 20th at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good Luck!