Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780061835438
Language: en
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“A highly original, moving, and ultimately life-affirming book.” – Sunday Mirror (London) Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything – youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning. She takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting to never wake up. But she does—at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live. Inspired by events in Coelho’s own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold 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.

Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2011-04-28
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780007379958
Language: en
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A novel from internationally acclaimed author Paulo Coelho – a dramatic story of love, life and death that shows us all why every second of our existence is a choice we all make between living and dying.

Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2006-05-23
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9780061124266
Language: en
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Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does -- at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live. Inspired by events in Coelho's own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold 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.

The Valkyries

The Valkyries
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780061842863
Language: en
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A classic masterwork of spiritual tension and realization from Paulo Coelho, this powerful story of one man’s battle with self-doubt and fear is now available in a beautiful new package from HarperOne. An essential volume alongside Coelho’s other bestselling and influential books, such as The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, Brida, and The Winner Stands Alone, the searing and unforgettable narrative in The Valkyries asks the questions most central to all literature—and all of humanity’s quest for understanding. Why is it that we destroy the things we love most? And how can we learn to let go of the past and believe in the future?

The Spy

The Spy
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2016-11-22
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781524732073
Language: en
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In his new novel, Paulo Coelho, bestselling author of The Alchemist and Adultery, brings to life one of history's most enigmatic women: Mata Hari. HER ONLY CRIME WAS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city. As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan, she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men. But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari’s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917, she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees, and accused of espionage. Told in Mata Hari’s voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and who paid the ultimate price.

Finn Fancy Necromancy

Finn Fancy Necromancy
Author: Randy Henderson
Release: 2015-02-10
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781466859135
Language: en
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Writers of the Future grand prize winner Randy Henderson presents a dark and quirky debut in Finn Fancy Necromancy, his tale of the magical and dangerous Arcane world that exists alongside our own. Finn Gramaraye was framed for the crime of dark necromancy at the age of fifteen, when the surviving victim of a dark ritual was found in his bedroom. Convicted and exiled to the Other Realm for twenty-five years—twenty-five years as a disembodied soul, tormented by the Others—Finn is now being set free. But his return is met by a magical attack on his escorts, and he finds the body of the woman he was accused of attacking all those years before, freshly murdered with necromancy—the perfect frame job. Finn has only a few days to discover who is so desperate to keep him out of the mortal world, and find enough evidence to prove it to Arcane Enforcers who already view him as a criminal. Unfortunately, his family is little help. Father has become a mad magical inventor. Brother Mort fears that Finn wants to take over the family business. Sister Samantha is now a jaded hacker allergic to magic. And simple but sweet brother Pete still believes he's a werewolf because of a childhood dog bite. Finn is joined by Zeke, a former Arcane Enforcer and fellow exile seeking to prove himself worthy of returning to duty—even if that means proving Finn guilty. Together, they will battle magical creatures, family drama, and the challenges of Finn's love life as they race to solve the mystery of who wants Finn returned to exile, and why. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Supreme Gift

The Supreme Gift
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2015-02-06
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 86
ISBN: 1635035996
Language: en
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"I thought that I had already thought about everything you could think about Love when Henry Drummond's sermon fell into my hands. My life changed a lot from the moment I read the words in this book and tried to put his teaching into practice." "Paulo Coelho" "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal." At some point, all of us have heard this passage from St. Paul's Letter to the Corinthians. But do we really understand his message? At the end of the 19th century, the young missionary Henry Drummond was asked to replace a famous preacher. Though at the beginning he did not convince the audience, they were soon captivated by his analysis of the words of the Apostle Paul. This sermon, The Greatest Thing in the World, has become a classic and is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful texts ever written on love. Drummond broke it down into the following nine elements: patience, kindness, generosity, humility, gentleness, dedication, tolerance, sincerity and innocence. Contrary to what we are used to hearing, the greatest treasure in the spiritual life is not faith, but love. No matter what your religious beliefs are, this feeling is, without doubt, the most rewarding way to live. In The Supreme Gift, Paulo Coelho adapts Henry Drummond's text, offering a real and powerful message that will help us incorporate love into our daily life and experience all its transformational power in our lives.

Eleven Minutes

Eleven Minutes
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780061835575
Language: en
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“The book casts a curiously sweet spell.” – Entertainment Weekly Eleven Minutes tells 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, yet ends up working as a prostitute. In Geneva, 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 must 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 true love.

Brida

Brida
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780061807459
Language: en
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New York Times Bestseller “In Brida, my third novel, which I wrote just after The Alchemist, I tell the story of a young woman who dives into sorcery and her experiences with different magical traditions. I explore many themes that are dear to me, such as the Great Mother, pagan religions, and the perceptions of love.” -- Paulo Coelho This is the spellbinding tale of Brida, a beautiful young Irish woman, and her quest for knowledge. On her journey, she meets a wise man who teaches her about overcoming her fears, and a woman who teaches her ancient rituals. They see in her a gift, but must let Brida make her own voyage of discovery.

The Paulo Coelho Deluxe Collection

The Paulo Coelho Deluxe Collection
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2008-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 000783943X
Language: en
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By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780061859953
Language: en
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From Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller The Alchemist, comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life. 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. 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.

That Kiss in the Rain

That Kiss in the Rain
Author: Novoneel Chakraborty
Release: 2019-05-15
Editor: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9789387022638
Language: en
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Pallavi, an air hostess by profession, is a vivacious and venomous as hell girl, who lives her life out loud and on the edge. She lives by just one rule: fuck and forget. The one side that nobody knows about her is that she still hasn’t moved on from the hurt of her first love: Haasil. Haasil is a successful, self-made and young entrepreneur who is both physically and emotionally recuperating from a fatal accident in which he lost the true love of his life. Swadha is a corporate girl, who is cute, unintentionally funny and head over heels in love with Haasil. That Kiss in the Rain happens when Pallavi, Haasil and Swadha are touched by the sublime power of love in different ways, till their paths cross and their destinies collide, bringing them at a crossroad where each has to make a life-altering decision.

The Dragonfly Sea

The Dragonfly Sea
Author: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Release: 2021-09-02
Editor: September Publishing
Pages: 578
ISBN: 9781912836499
Language: en
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'One of the most unforgettable books I have read in the last few years... What a writer! What a thinker! What a woman!' Fiammetta Rocco From the award-winning author of Dust comes a magical, sea-saturated, coming-of-age novel that transports readers from Kenya to China and Turkey. On an island in the Lamu Archipelago lives a solitary, stubborn child called Ayaana and her mother, Munira. When a sailor, Muhidin, enters their lives, the child finds something she has never had before: a father. But as Ayaana grows into adulthood, forces of nature and history begin to reshape her life, leading her to distant countries and fraught choices. Selected as a descendant of long-ago Chinese shipwrecked sailors Ayaana is sent to study in China. Leaving her resourceful single mother, she is forced to grow up fast. Whether it's the scarred captain of the Chinese shipping container that transports Ayaana or the son of Turkish shipping magnate who trades in refugees, Owuor never loses a profound sense of empathy for her characters. She evokes a fascinating kind of beauty in this dangerous, chaotic world and its ever-shifting oceans and trade. Told with a glorious lyricism, The Dragonfly Sea is a transcendent story of love and adventure, and of the inexorable need for shelter in a dangerous world. 'One of Africa's most exciting voices ... The Dragonfly Sea is a continent-hopping novel of epic proportions.' Refinery29 'In its omnivorous interest in the world, The Dragonfly Sea is a paean to both cultural diffusion and difference . . . as much as [the novel] traces the globe, it also depicts an internal pilgrimage, its heroine in rose attar a broken saint.' New York Times 'Owuor continues to break ground among contemporary African writers.' Vanity Fair

Today Matters

Today Matters
Author: John C. Maxwell
Release: 2008-11-16
Editor: Center Street
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781599952062
Language: en
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Most of us look at our days in the wrong way: We exaggerate yesterday. We overestimate tomorrow. We underestimate today. The truth is that the most important day you will ever experience is today. Today is the key to your success. Maxwell offers 12 decisions and disciplines-he calls it his daily dozen-that can be learned and mastered by any person to achieve success.

The Witch of Portobello

The Witch of Portobello
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780061877827
Language: en
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How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of who we are? That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho's profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice.

Manuscript Found in Accra

Manuscript Found in Accra
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780385349840
Language: en
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The latest novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist. There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible. Or to drive away whatever is causing our fear. . . . Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms. * * * July 14, 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, men and women of every age and every faith have gathered to hear the wise words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth: “Tomorrow, harmony will become discord. Joy will be replaced by grief. Peace will give way to war. . . . None of us can know what tomorrow will hold, because each day has its good and its bad moments. So, when you ask your questions, forget about the troops outside and the fear inside. Our task is not to leave a record of what happened on this date for those who will inherit the Earth; history will take care of that. Therefore, we will speak about our daily lives, about the difficulties we have had to face.” The people begin with questions about defeat, struggle, and the nature of their enemies; they contemplate the will to change and the virtues of loyalty and solitude; and they ultimately turn to questions of beauty, love, wisdom, sex, elegance, and what the future holds. “What is success?” poses the Copt. “It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.” * * * Now, these many centuries later, the wise man’s answers are a record of the human values that have endured throughout time. And, in Paulo Coelho’s hands, The Manuscript Found in Accra reveals that who we are, what we fear, and what we hope for the future come from the knowledge and belief that can be found within us, and not from the adversity that surrounds us. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Over the Moon

Over the Moon
Author: Jodi Picoult,Jake van Leer
Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781442421332
Language: en
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Master storyteller and bestselling author Jodi Picoult teams up with Jake van Leer and Ellen Wilber to bring you an original musical, sure to breathe life into any middle-school and high school drama curriculum. Part Shakespearean comedy and part Fractured Fairy Tales, Over the Moon is all fun. Narrated by a cross-dressing Hairy Godmother (no, that’s not a typo), the story begins when Luna (the moon) descends to a small town on earth disguised as a boy, and sets out to help humans find love. But Luna herself falls in love with Prince Jack... who’s in love with Felicity... who has fallen for Luna. On the way to happily ever after are a steady stream of clever puns and topical jokes about American Idol, universal health care, Bernie Madoff, and just about every fairy tale creature you’ve ever heard of! With nineteen original hum-worthy songs and plenty of spots to tailor the play to any city or town, Over the Moon is the perfect choice for every school looking to perform an energetic show that’s fresh, funny, and timeless.

Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho Book Analysis

Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Release: 2016-11-09
Editor: BrightSummaries.com
Pages: 23
ISBN: 9782806281197
Language: en
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Veronika Decides to Die with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho, which tells the emotional story of a suicidal woman who is determined to end her life and follows her journey to discovering her true self and the meaning of life. The novel has inspired various films, songs and albums due to its careful representation of mental illness and the reality of life in a psychiatric hospital, and the book has been translated into 45 languages. Coehlo has sold over 200 million copies of his books around the world and is the all-time bestselling Portuguese language author. Find out everything you need to know about Veronika Decides to Die in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho
Author: Paulo Coelho,Juan Arias
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0732270812
Language: en
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Paulo Coelho's success has been phenomenal. In this biography, Coelho's readers gain an insight into his spiritual manifesto. Coelho talks about his many painful moments; his early memories; and how his political and ethical philosophies were formed.

The Devil and Miss Prym

The Devil and Miss Prym
Author: Paulo Coelho
Release: 2009-03-17
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780061844867
Language: en
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From bestselling author and international sensation Paulo Coelho, a novel set in a small village about a young, poor barmaid whose wager with the devil leads to a spiritual transformation. 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. A novel of temptation, 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.