Khaled Hosseini, author of the The Kite Runner, is going on tour for his new novel And the Mountains Echoed, and Inkwood Books has him lined up to give a talk in Tampa on June 18. The location is still being worked out, but organizers say this will be a ticketed event, likely in the $25 range, as Hosseini embarks on a massive five-week, 40-event book tour. You can reserve a copy of the book at the store, at 216 S Armenia Ave. in Tampa, or by calling (813) 253-2638. He has been doing speaking engagements to benefit his foundation, which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1965. He was a practicing physician when The Kite Runner was published in 2003. That and his second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns, combined have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. And the Mountains Echoed is Hosseini's first book in six years.
'Kite Runner' author coming to Tampa
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