Hosseini discusses new novel at NYC reading

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By HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Khaled Hosseini, whose novels have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide, knows what a lucky man he is.

The Afghan-American author of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns" continued his amazing run Tuesday night as he appeared before an overflow crowd at the Barnes & Noble on Manhattan's Union Square. With some 300 seated before him and dozens more watching on a video screen a floor below, Hosseini spoke for around 40 minutes about his new novel, "And the Mountains Echoed."

The book, published Tuesday, will likely become one of the summer's favorite reads. It has received admiring reviews and reached the top 10 on Amazon.com well before its official release.

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