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Library News Release

Release Date: 05/09/2013

The Seattle Public Library presents an evening with Khaled Hosseini June 4 at Town Hall

Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini will read from his new book, "And the Mountains Echoed," from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.


Library events are free and open to the public. Tickets and registration are not required. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and seating is first-come, first-seated.


Parking is available in adjacent pay lots. Discounted parking is available in the main convention center garage two blocks north of Town Hall with a voucher obtained from any Town Hall staff member.


"And the Mountains Echoed" tells a multi-generational family story about how people love, take care of one another, and how choices resonate through generations.


Hosseini is the internationally best-selling author of "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns." He is a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner and founder of the Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan. He lives in northern California.


This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis and media sponsor The Seattle Times. It is presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Co. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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