Aleph

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 27, 2011 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny.

In his most personal novel to date, internationally best-selling 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, he decides 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 Railway, 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: Are we where we want to be, doing what we want to do?

Some books are read. Aleph is lived.



This eBook edition includes an excerpt from Paulo Coelho's Manuscript Found in Accra and a Reading Group Guide!
 

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

I don't feel worthy to rate this book. I realize it's dismissive to say I'm not into mysticism, but I'm not. Still, I enjoyed reading the book, it made sense, and I'm giving the book to someone who ... Read full review

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User Review  - jimocracy - LibraryThing

This book was listed as non-fiction but it was a better written fiction than the author's acclaimed The Alchemist. Although Coelho is a brilliant spinner of yarns, he obviously has no clue about ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
19
Section 3
32
Section 4
42
Section 5
47
Section 6
60
Section 7
69
Section 8
78
Section 14
159
Section 15
166
Section 16
173
Section 17
191
Section 18
207
Section 19
216
Section 20
230
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
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About the author (2011)

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.

This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

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