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HarperCollins, 2008 - Interpersonal relations - 249 pages
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The spellbinding new novel from one of the world's best-loved authors, Paulo Coelho, recounting the story of Brida, and her pursuit of wisdom.This is the story of Brida, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic. One day, she decides to visit the Master who lives in a small town outside Dublin. She finds him in the forest where he spends his days. Her first 'lesson' is to be left alone in the forest all night, where she learns to overcome her fears and to trust in the goodness of the world.At dawn she leaves the forest. The Master has been watching her and is pleased with what he has seen. Back in Dublin, she begins frequenting a bookshop that specialises in books on witchcraft. Eventually she plucks up the courage to speak to the owner. He sends her to a woman who is a mistress of the Tradition of the Moon. When Brida goes to see her, the woman immediately recognises that Brida has a gift, though what that gift is, she does not yet know.With the woman's help, Brida learns how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon. She visits the Master in the forest again to say thank you and the mystery she is chasing deepens, as she learns some important truths.This entralling novel incorporates themes fans of Paulo will love. It is a tale of love, passion, mystery and spirituality.

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User Review  - Haidji - LibraryThing

This book makes you think about relationships, magic and love. It is not nearly what The Alchemist was, but is an easy and good read. Being the story of a woman on a journey of self-discovery, who ... Read full review

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User Review  - HippieLunatic - LibraryThing

Love, love, love! As all of the books I've read by Coelho have, this one hit all of the right chords for me. The story of a woman on a search for what spirituality is and can be, what form her ... Read full review

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Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. Especially renowned for The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, he has sold more than 85 million books worldwide and has been translated into 63 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France's Legion d'Honneur, Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. He writes a weekly column syndicated throughout the world. Paulo’s blog is at www.paulocoelhoblog.comVisit him on myspace:

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