The Alchemist: A Fable about Following Your Dream

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Thorsons, 2015 - Alchemists - 226 pages
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Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different--and far more satisfying--than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

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The Alchemist is a book that, although being a simple read, has such vast amounts of intellectual depth. Santiago, a young shepherd boy from Spain, is in search of what Paulo Coelho refers to as his ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaggieFlo -

Library Thing advised me that I would not like this book and they were right. Young shepherd in the Andalusia region of Spain has higher goals than being a shepherd all of his life. He reads ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

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 115 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 71 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, including 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.

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