The Alchemist

The Alchemist Description:

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Rating: 3.34 out of 5

Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die Description:

In his latest international bestseller the celebrated author of i The Alchemist i addresses the fundamental questions asked by millions What am I doing here today and Why do I go on living p Twenty four year old Veronika seems to have everything she could wish for youth and beauty pleny of attractive boyfriends a fulfilling job and a loving family Yet something is lacking in her life Inside her is a void so deep that nothing could possibly ever fill it So on the morning of November Veronika decides to die She takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up p p Naturally Veronika is stunned when she does wake up at Villete a local mental hospital where the staff informs her that she has in fact partially succeeded in achieving her goal While the overdose didn t kill Veronika immediately the medication has damaged her heart so severely that she has only days to live p p The story follows Veronika through the intense week of self discovery that ensues To her surprise Veronika finds herself drawn to the confinement of Villete and its patients who each in his or her individual way reflect the heart of human experience In the heightened state of life s final moments Veronika discovers things she has never really allowed herself to feel before hatred fear curiosity love and sexual awakening She finds that every second of her existence is a choice between living and dying and at the eleventh hour emerges more open to life than ever before p p i In Veronika Decides to Die i Paulo Coelho takes the reader on a distinctly modern quest to find meaning in a culture overshadowed by angst soulless routine and pervasive conformity Based on events in Coelho s own life i Veronika Decides to Die i questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal Poignant and illuminating it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation and a poetic exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity p

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

Eleven Minutes

Eleven Minutes Description:

i Eleven Minutes i is the story of Maria a young girl from a Brazilian village whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken At a tender age she becomes convinced that she will never find true love instead believing that love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva where she dreams of finding fame and fortune br br Maria s despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter In this odyssey of self discovery Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness sexual pleasure for its own sake or risking everything to find her own inner light and the possibility of sacred sex sex in the context of love

Rating: 3.50 out of 5

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept Description:

From Paulo Coelho author of the international bestseller em The Alchemist em comes a poignant richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life br br Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential but what happens when two young lovers reunite after eleven years Time has transformed Pilar into a strong and independent woman while her devoted childhood friend has grown into a handsome and charismatic spiritual leader She has learned well how to bury her feelings and he has turned to religion as a refuge from his raging inner conflicts br br Now they are together once again embarking on a journey fraught with difficulties as long buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after more than a decade But in a small village in the French Pyrenees by the waters of the River Piedra a most special relationship will be reexamined in the dazzling light of some of life s biggest questions

Rating: 3.64 out of 5

The Zahir

The Zahir Description:

The narrator of em The Zahir em is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring His wife of ten years Esther is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend Mikhail who may or may not be her lover br br Was Esther kidnapped murdered or did she simply escape a marriage that left her unfulfilled The narrator doesn t have any answers but he has plenty of questions of his own Then one day Mikhail finds the narrator and promises to reunite him with his wife In his attempt to recapture a lost love the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself

Rating: 3.36 out of 5

The Witch Of Portobello

The Witch Of Portobello Description:

How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves even if we are unsure of whom we are br br That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho s profound new work i The Witch of Portobello i It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena told by the many who knew her well or hardly at all

Rating: 3.56 out of 5

Brida

Brida Description:

O livro conta a hist ria de Brida O Fern uma irlandesa de anos em busca da magia e dos poderes ocultos Durante sua busca Brida conhece um mago Mago de Folk que promete ensin la atrav s da Tradi o do Sol que explica tudo atrav s da natureza e de suas manifesta es divinas Mas Brida toma na verdade como mestra Wicca uma bela mulher que lhe ensina atrav s da Tradi o da Lua a antiga Tradi o das Bruxas que explica o Universo atrav s da Sabedoria e do Tempo Sua evolu o espiritual e sua busca pela Outra Parte a famosa alma g mea est o retratadas neste livro emocionante e t o interessante quanto os outros livros do autor segue contudo o estilo altamente m stico como O Di rio de um Mago e O Alquimista

Rating: 3.60 out of 5

The Devil and Miss Prym (On the Seventh Day, #3)

The Devil and Miss Prym (On the Seventh Day, #3) Description:

A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars He comes searching for the answer to a question that torments him Are human beings in essence good or evil In welcoming the mysterious foreigner the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot which will forever mark their lives br br A novel of temptation by the internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho The Devil and Miss Prym is a thought provoking parable of a community devoured by greed cowardice and fear as it struggles with the choice between good and evil

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

The Pilgrimage

The Pilgrimage Description:

i The Pilgrimage i recounts the spectacular trials of Paulo Coelho and his mysterious mentor Petrus as they journey across Spain in search of a miraculous sword br br i The Pilgrimage i paved the way to Paulo Coelho s international bestselling novel i The Alchemist i In many ways these two volumes are companions to truly comprehend one you must read the other br br Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coelho s pilgrimage along the road to Santiago This fascinating parable explores the need to find one s own path In the end we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people Part adventure story part guide to self discovery this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

The Fifth Mountain

The Fifth Mountain Description:

Immerse yourself in an electrifying reading experience like no other international bestselling author Paulo Coelho s The Fifth Mountain A stunning novel in the tradition of the highly acclaimed The Alchemist this is Coelho s daring retelling of the prophet Elijah During the chaos of the ninth century B C Jezebel wife to Israel s ruler orders the execution of all prophets who refuse to worship the pagan god Baal The young prophet Elijah commanded by an angel of God to flee Israel seeks safety in the land of Zarephath where he unexpectedly finds true love with a young widow But this new found rapture is to be cut short and Elijah sees all of his hopes and dreams irrevocably erased What follows is sure to be viewed as Coelho s literary milestone the quietly moving account of a man touched by the hand of God who must triumph over his frustrations in a soul shattering trial of faith Inspired by a circumstance that forever altered Coelho s own life The Fifth Mountain is a testament to the truth that tragedy in life should not be considered a punishment but a challenge of the spirit Gorgeous in its narrative and unforgettable in its prose The Fifth Mountain teaches without being sanctimonious This is a timeless story for the ages a tale of the past that resonates powerfully for today s readers

Rating: 3.40 out of 5