The power of family

June 20th, 2013
If we were to look at and try to understand the vast panoply of how people live their lives, how we connect with each other, hurt each other and help each other, we’d see that we would look first at families. Not just because, as Woody Allen says, "we need the eggs," but because they are a kind of living laboratory of human emotion, human strength, and human frailty.
Perhaps that’s why literature has so often focused on the family as a centerpiece or fulcrum of stories?  Such is the case with Khaled Hosseini.
He is the multiple bestselling author of THE KITE RUNNER and A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS. His new novel, looking deep into the lives of family, is And the Mountains Echoed.
My conversation with Khaled Hosseini: