Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption

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Harper Collins, May 23, 2006 - Fiction - 240 pages
106 Reviews

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.

  

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The character development was well done. - Goodreads
His stories are simple, gentle and full of insight. - Goodreads
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One of the best books i have gone through in the summer.

User Review  - Souradipta - Flipkart

The story progresses and sometimes fails to explain the emotions properly ,sometime it does with ease. At the end i was mesmerised with everything. Paulo Coelho does keep up with his reputation. A must read! Read full review

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User Review  - Brittany - Goodreads

It was alright. I think I'm done with Coelho, at least for a long while. I'm not finding in him what I'm looking for, what I found in The Alchemist. I loved The Alchemist, and I've now read 5 of ... Read full review

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Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, and The Winner Stands Alone, among others, have sold 115 million copies in more than 160 countries.

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Paulo Coelho naciÓ en Brasil en 1947 y es uno de los autores con mÁs influencia de hoy dÍa. Conocido mundialmente por el bestseller internacional El Alquimista, Coelho ha vendido mÁs de 100 millones de libros en todo el mundo, los cuales han sido traducidos a 68 idiomas y publicados en 150 paÍses. Paulo Coelho escribe una columna semanal que se publica en los periÓdicos mÁs importantes del mundo.

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