Praise for My Books

"Manreet Sodhi Someshwar is a gifted writer of great promise. I have a gut feeling we have a new star rising in Punjab's literary horizon. She has an excellent command of English and a sly sense of humour."
- Khushwant Singh on The Long Walk Home

"An enjoyable tale of a sassy girl's headlong race up the corporate ladder."
- India Today on Earning the Laundry Stripes

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Book Review: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

What does an Afghan owe to the country that he left to escape violence? Should Afghan-Americans feel guilty over their material possessions, one of which could fund a child’s hospitalisation expense in Afghanistan today? Can a person ever truly cut off his roots or will they reach out in time and space and draw him back like a homing pigeon to its dovecote? 

-- My review of 'And the Mountains Echoed' that appeared in the SCMP, 2 June 2013

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  1. A beautiful and very moving book that brought me to tears on several occasions, this isn't fundamentally about politics or war; it is about the unforgettable people who populate its pages - about humanity. And though there is sadness and sorrow here, there is also love and joy and a deep sense of hope. Highly recommended.

  2. There are multiple characters in this wonderful piece, but each has a story and the descriptions Afghanistan and its people are brilliant. I admire this author and applaud his writing.

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