I read this book for my book group and I actually liked it:
This is unusual. I tend to hate the books the group chooses. But I -- and everyone else in the group -- really enjoyed this novel. So did my mom, who was reading it at the same time for her book group.
Khaled Hosseini is the author of The Kite-Runner, and I was sure that this would be the same book in a different cover. But it isn't. It's a tightly plotted story spanning more than half a century and extending from Afganistan to Greece to the United States. Even though there is a large cast of characters, they are vividly sketched and easy to keep track of.
The theme of caretaking and sacrifice runs through the book, unifying the subplots. All of the women in my book group are mothers and all have taken care of their parents at times, so there was a lot of fodder for discussion.
What books do you recommend this summer?