TWO BIG BOOKS FOR SPRING
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Dan Brown, author of the #1 international blockbusters The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code, recently completed work on a new novel, Inferno, that will be published by Doubleday in the U.S. and Canada on May 14th.
Inferno, featuring the return of renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, is set in Italy and centers on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces, Dante’s Inferno.
“Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn’t until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante’s work on the modern world,” said Brown. “With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm…a landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways.”
“Dan Brown is a masterful storyteller. His ability to fuse codes with well-researched history has helped to make his novels some of the most popular works of all time. With Inferno, Dan has taken a literary classic and animated it in a way that only he can.” Brown’s longtime editor, Jason Kaufman, Vice President and Executive Editor at Doubleday said, “When we turn the first page of a new Dan Brown novel, we step into a world that seamlessly infuses fascinating history, art, symbols and puzzles. This is Dan’s unique ability. In Inferno, we have the added excitement of following Robert Langdon back to the heart of Europe, where he becomes entwined in a mystery that has global ramifications…tied to the ominous and truly mesmerizing details of Dante’s masterful work.”
AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED By Khaled Hosseini TO BE PUBLISHED ON MAY 21st
Number-one internationally–bestselling author Khaled Hosseini returns with his first new book in six years: an emotional, provocative, and unforgettable novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.
Broad in scope and setting, wise and compassionate in its storytelling, And the Mountains Echoed is a profoundly moving, captivating novel that demonstrates Hosseini’s deeply felt understanding of the bonds that define us and shape our lives—and of what it means to be human.
It begins with the heartbreaking, unparalleled bond between two motherless siblings in an Afghan village. To three-year-old Pari, big brother Abdullah is more mother than brother. To ten-year-old Abdullah, little Pari is his everything. What happens to them—and the large and small manners in which it echoes through the lives of so many other people—is proof of the moral complexity of life. In a multigenerational novel revolving around not just parents and children but also brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which family members love, wound, betray, honour, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
Propelled by the same remarkable instincts and philosophical insight that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic and A Thousand Splendid Suns an instant number-one bestseller, And the Mountains Echoed shows once again that Khaled Hosseini is a born storyteller. It is a stunning achievement.
Khaled Hosseini is one of the most widely read and beloved novelists in the world, with more than ten million copies of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns sold in the United States, and more than thirty-eight-million copies sold in more than seventy other countries worldwide. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He lives in Northern California.