The summer publishing season kicks off in high gear this coming May. Dan Brown’s new book, Inferno arrives on May 14 (see below), followed two weeks later by Khaled Hosseini’s new book, And the Mountains Echoed, (Penguin/Riverhead; Thorndike will release the large print version). In the a press release, Hosseini, whose previous titles are The Kite Runner (Penguin/Riverhead, 2007) and A Thousand Splendid Suns, (Penguin/Riverhead, 2007) said,
I am forever drawn to family as a recurring central theme of my writing. My earlier novels were at heart tales of fatherhood and motherhood. My new novel is a multi-generational 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.