It’s an exciting time here at Kobo. On top of introducing our new eReader, Kobo Aura HD, we’re excited to let our Readers know that Kobo has been chosen as the exclusive Portuguese-language digital retailer for international bestselling author Khaled Hosseini’s new book, And the Mountains Echoed. Kobo will publish the book in Brazil and around the world (excluding Portugal).


As part of our work with Khaled, Kobo will also be selling his previous bestsellers – making it the first time the author’s work will be available in digital format in Portuguese!


Brazil is an important market to Kobo, and we are excited that this internationally renowned author has selected us as his digital partner. And the Mountains Echoed is Khaled Hosseini’s first novel in six years, and follows his previous international bestselling works, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.


And the Mountains Echoed is a multigenerational novel revolving around not just parents and children, but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers. Hosseini explores the many ways in which families love, wound, honor, betray, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe – from Kabul, to Paris, to San Francisco, to the Greek island of Tinos – And the Mountains Echoed expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.


And the Mountains Echoed is available for pre-order at and will be available for download on May 21.