Wichita State University and Watermark Books & Cafe will host Khaled Hosseini, author of the international bestsellers The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, at the WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N, Wichita, Kan., at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12.
Tickets--which also serve as book signing line numbers--are $28.95 plus tax, and include a copy of the new book available through Watermark Books & Cafe, by phone at (316) 682-1181 or online by clicking the "add to cart" button below. (See information below for special student pricing.)
Hosseini and Ted Ayres, vice president and general counsel for Wichita State University, will have a book conversation about Hosseini's newest title, And The Mountains Echoed. A book signing will immediately follow.
And the Mountains Echoed is a novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor 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—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.
Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
We completely agree. And whether The Kite Runner made the summer reading list or not, we want students to experience the education of listening to its author, Khaled Hosseini, converse live with Ted Ayres, vice president and general counsel at Wichita State University on June 12th at the Metroplex.
We've set aside a block of tickets for high school and college students. To get two (2) free tickets, students should bring their current student i.d. to Watermark between now and June 11. One student i.d., two free tickets.
AND there's "extra credit" available. If you buy a copy of Hosseini's new book, And the Mountains Echoed, you'll receive a $5.00 Watermark gift card.