Aleph

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2012 - Fiction - 269 pages
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Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny.

In his most personal novel to date, internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, his only real option is to begin again—to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him.

Setting off to Africa, and then to Europe and Asia via the Trans-Siberian railroad, he initiates a journey to revitalize his energy and passion. Even so, he never expects to meet Hilal. A gifted young violinist, she is the woman Paulo loved five hundred years before—and the woman he betrayed in an act of cowardice so far-reaching that it prevents him from finding real happiness in this life. Together they will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, traveling a path that teaches love, forgiveness, and the courage to overcome life’s inevitable challenges. Beautiful and inspiring, Aleph invites us to consider the meaning of our own personal journeys.
  

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User Review  - ozzieslim - LibraryThing

Indescribably amazing book. But probably not everyone's cup of tea. Paul Coelho has really changed the publishing industry. He puts his books online for free in many places and then asks only that if ... Read full review

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User Review  - KimberlyDuBoise - LibraryThing

Hard for me to get engaged on this one.... I found it dry and was put off by the what I considered the smugness and condescension as well as sexual bravado. A little bit let down. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
19
Section 2
32
Section 3
42
Section 4
47
Section 5
59
Section 6
60
Section 7
69
Section 8
78
Section 14
159
Section 15
166
Section 16
173
Section 17
207
Section 18
216
Section 19
230
Section 20
242
Section 21
252

Section 9
86
Section 10
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Section 11
122
Section 12
131
Section 13
139
Section 22
258
Section 23
268
Section 24
271
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About the author (2012)

Paulo Coelho is the author of many international best sellers, including The Alchemist, Eleven Minutes, and The Pilgrimage. His books have sold more than 130 million copies in 160 countries and have been translated into 72 languages. In 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. He lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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