Khaled Hosseini's new novel, And the Mountains Echoed, will be published by Riverhead on May 21, 2013. The author's first book in six years, the publisher stated the book is about "how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations." The Penguin imprint acquired North American rights from Bob Barnett of Williams & Connolly. Riverhead v-p and executive editor Sarah McGrath will edit the new novel.

Hosseini said: “I am forever drawn to family as a recurring central theme of my writing. My earlier novels were at heart tales of fatherhood and motherhood. My new novel is a multi-generational family story as well, this time revolving around brothers and sisters, and the ways in which they love, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for each other."

Hosseini's previous books published by Riverhead, The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns have sold over 10 million copies in the U.S. and over 38 million copies worldwide.