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Adultery

by Paulo Coelho Margaret Jull Costa Zoë Perry

In the latest novel from #1 best-selling author Paulo Coelho, a woman attempts to overcome midlife ennui by rediscovering herself in a passionate relationship with a man who had been a friend in her youth.A woman in her thirties begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. In everybody's eyes, she has a perfect life: happy marriage, children, and a career. Yet what she feels is an enormous apathy. All that changes when she encounters a successful politician who had, years earlier, been her high school boyfriend. As she rediscovers the passion missing from her life, she will face a life-altering choice.This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky. " Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams. " Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come. The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky. " Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams. " Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come. The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho Alan R. Clarke

"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come. The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

Aleph

by Paulo Coelho

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.

El Alquimista

by Paulo Coelho

La mÁgica historia de Paulo Coelho, que trata sobre Santiago, un niÑo pastor andaluz que viaja en busca de un tesoro material, nos enseÑa la importancia que tiene el saber eschuchar lo que nos dice el corazÓn, a aprender a leer los presagios dispersados por el camino de nuestras vidas y, sobre todo, a seguir nuestros sueÑos.

Brida

by Paulo Coelho

This is the story of Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach Brida about the spiritual world. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world; and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch. This enthralling novel incorporates themes that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure--it is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.

Brida

by Paulo Coelho

This is the story of Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach Brida about the spiritual world. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world; and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch. This enthralling novel incorporates themes that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure-it is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.

Brida SPA

by Paulo Coelho

Una novela sobre la sorprendente historia de Brida O'Fern, una de las más jóvenes maestras en la Tradición de las Hechiceras, donde la magia habla todas las lenguas del corazón del hombre Esta es la historia de Brida, una niña irlandesa, y su sed de conocimiento. Siempre se ha interesado en diversos aspectos de la magia, pero ahora está en busca de algo más. Su búsqueda la lleva a conocer gente de gran sabiduría, que comienza a enseñarle acerca del mundo espiritual. Conoce a un hombre sabio que le enseña a superar sus miedos y a una mujer que le enseña cómo danzar al ritmo del mundo y rezarle a la luna. A medida que Brida busca su destino, lucha por encontrar el equilibrio entre sus relaciones y su deseo de convertirse en bruja. Esta fascinante novela incorpora temas que los fanáticos de Paulo Coelho reconocerán y atesorarán--es una historia de amor, pasión, misterio y espiritualidad, del maestro de la ficción.

La Bruja de Portobello

by Paulo Coelho

FonoLibro se enorgullece en presentar el más reciente bestseller del laureado escritor brasileño Paolo Coelho, "La Bruja de Portobello," en una maravillosa producción dramatizada, con un elenco competo, una bellísima música y efectos de sonido. Athena es una mujer con un don. Su familia adoptiva, una madre libanesa y un padre, prospero empresario en Beirut, se traslada a Londres cuando estalla la guerra en su país. Allí, en la universidad Athena conoce al padre de su hijo, pero las dificultades de la joven hacen que el matrimonio pronto se rompa. Convertida en madre, no puede dejar de pensar en la mujer que la trajo al mundo y, para entender cómo pudo abandonarla, decide emprender un viaje a Rumania y buscar a su madre biológica. Pero el viaje no la lleva sólo a dónde pensaba y en el recorrido Athena hace un descubrimiento que cambia para siempre su vida y las de los que la rodean. En La bruja de Portobello, Coelho ofrece una trama fascinante y llena de intriga, a través de la cual el lector descubre una antigua tradición basada en la fuerza femenina y en el amor. La bruja de Portobello relata la vida de Athena mediante la gente que la conocía bien o que no la conocía nada. Entre ellos, su madre adoptiva, un periodista, una sacerdotisa, un historiador y una actriz. Cada persona ilustra un aspecto diferente del carácter de Athena, describiendo lo que vieron y experimentaron y también compartiendo sus propias impresiones, creencias e inquietudes.

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

by Paulo Coelho

From Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller The Alchemist, comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life.Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after eleven years? Time has transformed Pilar into a strong and independent woman, while her devoted childhood friend has grown into a handsome and charismatic spiritual leader. She has learned well how to bury her feelings . . . and he has turned to religion as a refuge from his raging inner conflicts. Now they are together once again, embarking on a journey fraught with difficulties, as long-buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after more than a decade. But in a small village in the French Pyrenees, by the waters of the River Piedra, a most special relationship will be reexamined in the dazzling light of some of life's biggest questions.

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

by Paulo Coelho

From Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller The Alchemist, comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life. Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after eleven years? Time has transformed Pilar into a strong and independent woman, while her devoted childhood friend has grown into a handsome and charismatic spiritual leader. She has learned well how to bury her feelings . . . and he has turned to religion as a refuge from his raging inner conflicts. Now they are together once again, embarking on a journey fraught with difficulties, as long-buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after more than a decade. But in a small village in the French Pyrenees, by the waters of the River Piedra, a most special relationship will be reexamined in the dazzling light of some of life's biggest questions.

El Demonio y la Señorita Prym

by Paulo Coelho

Una novela sobre la lucha entre el Bien y el Mal... y la constante bÚsqueda del ser humano por alcanzar la verdadera felicidad Una comunidad dividida por la codicia, la cobardÍa y el miedo. Un hombre perseguido por el fantasma de un pasado doloroso. Una joven en busca de la felicidad. Siete dÍas, un breve perÍodo de tiempo durante el cual el Bien y el Mal librarÁn una batalla decisiva, y cada personaje decidirÁ a cuÁl de los dos bandos pertenece. Una pequeÑa aldea perdida en el tiempo y el espacio serÁ el marco de esa inquietante lucha. Con la llegada de un extranjero, el pueblo se convierte en cÓmplice de una trama perversa que marcarÁ para siempre la historia de sus habitantes. El Demonio y la SeÑorita Prym es un texto emocionante, una novela cargada de tensiÓn que plantea una pregunta esencial sobre la que todos nosotros nos hemos parado a reflexionar alguna vez.

The Devil and Miss Prym

by Paulo Coelho

A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the answer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives. A novel of temptation by the internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym is a thought-provoking parable of a community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear--as it struggles with the choice between good and evil.

The Devil and Miss Prym: A Novel of Temptation

by Paulo Coelho

A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the answer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives. A novel of temptation by the internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym is a thought-provoking parable of a community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear--as it struggles with the choice between good and evil.

Eleven Minutes

by Paulo Coelho

Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness -- sexual pleasure for its own sake -- or risking everything to find her own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Eleven Minutes

by Paulo Coelho

Eleven Minutes is the story of Maria, a young girl from a Brazilian village, whose first innocent brushes with love leave her heartbroken. At a tender age, she becomes convinced that she will never find true love, instead believing that "love is a terrible thing that will make you suffer. . . ." A chance meeting in Rio takes her to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune. Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness -- sexual pleasure for its own sake -- or risking everything to find her own "inner light" and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Fifth Mountain

by Paulo Coelho

In the ninth century b.c., the Phoenician princess Jezebel orders the execution of all the prophets who refuse to worship the pagan god Baal. Commanded by an angel of God to flee Israel, Elijah seeks safety in the land of Zarephath, where he unexpectedly finds true love with a young widow. But this newfound rapture is to be cut short, and Elijah sees all of his hopes and dreams irrevocably erased as he is swept into a whirlwind of events that threatens his very existence. Written with the same masterful prose and clarity of vision that made The Alchemist an international phenomenon, The Fifth Mountain is a quietly moving account of a man touched by the hand of God who must triumph over his frustrations in a soul-shattering trial of faith.

Fifth Mountain

by Paulo Coelho

In the ninth century b.c., the Phoenician princess Jezebel orders the execution of all the prophets who refuse to worship the pagan god Baal. Commanded by an angel of God to flee Israel, Elijah seeks safety in the land of Zarephath, where he unexpectedly finds true love with a young widow. But this newfound rapture is to be cut short, and Elijah sees all of his hopes and dreams irrevocably erased as he is swept into a whirlwind of events that threatens his very existence. Written with the same masterful prose and clarity of vision that made The Alchemist an international phenomenon, The Fifth Mountain is a quietly moving account of a man touched by the hand of God who must triumph over his frustrations in a soul-shattering trial of faith.

Manual del Guerrero de la Luz

by Paulo Coelho

Manual del Guerrero de la Luz es uno de los libros m s esperados del autor de El Alquimista, el bestseller internacional que ha fascinado a millones de lectores en el mundo entero. Los textos que se re nen en este libro nos recuerdan que en cada uno de nosotros vive un guerrero de la luz, alguien capaz de escuchar el silencio de su coraz n. Nos invitan a vivir nuestros sue os, aceptar la incertidumbre, alzarnos ante nuestro propio destino y seguir el camino del guerrero, el camino de aquel que sabe valorar el milagro de la vida, aceptar las derrotas sin dejarse abatir por ellas y cuya b squeda lo lleva a convertirse en quien quiere ser. Paulo Coelho, con m s de 47 millones de libros vendidos, no es s lo uno de los autores m s le dos del mundo, sino tambi n uno de los escritores con mayor influencia de hoy en d a. Lectores de m s de 150 pa ses, sin distinci n de credos ni culturas, le han convertido en uno de los autores de referencia de nuestro tiempo.

Manuscript Found in Accra

by Paulo Coelho Margaret Jull Costa

The latest novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist.There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control God's time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible. Or to drive away whatever is causing our fear. . . . Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it--just as we have learned to live with storms. * * * July 14, 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city's gates. There, inside the ancient city's walls, men and women of every age and every faith have gathered to hear the wise words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth: "Tomorrow, harmony will become discord. Joy will be replaced by grief. Peace will give way to war. . . . None of us can know what tomorrow will hold, because each day has its good and its bad moments. So, when you ask your questions, forget about the troops outside and the fear inside. Our task is not to leave a record of what happened on this date for those who will inherit the Earth; history will take care of that. Therefore, we will speak about our daily lives, about the difficulties we have had to face." The people begin with questions about defeat, struggle, and the nature of their enemies; they contemplate the will to change and the virtues of loyalty and solitude; and they ultimately turn to questions of beauty, love, wisdom, sex, elegance, and what the future holds. "What is success?" poses the Copt. "It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace." * * * Now, these many centuries later, the wise man's answers are a record of the human values that have endured throughout time. And, in Paulo Coelho's hands, The Manuscript Found in Accra reveals that who we are, what we fear, and what we hope for the future come from the knowledge and belief that can be found within us, and not from the adversity that surrounds us. From the Hardcover edition.

Once Minutos

by Paulo Coelho

María es una joven que vive en el norte de Brasil. A una edad muy temprana ella cree que no podrá encontrar nunca el amor, y cree a la vez que este sentimiento es algo que sólo hace sufrir. Emprendiendo un viaje a Río de Janeiro, María conoce a un empresario que la entusiasma con un cambio de vida: un trabajo en Ginebra. La chica ilusionada con cambiar su vida y encontrar por fin dinero y fama, acepta la oferta. Después de viajar y llegar al paradero de su destino, se da cuenta que el trabajo era convertirse en prostituta. Sin otra opción, se encamina en esta profesión de las calles enfrentada a una desilusión que la aleja para siempre de la nueva actitud que había adoptado frente a la vida. En conclusión el libro nos muestra la difícil relación que hay entre el sexo y el amor.

The Pilgrimage

by Paulo Coelho

Here Paulo Coelho details his journey across Spain along the legendaryroad of San Tiago, which pilgrims have travelled since Middle Ages. On this contemporary quest, he encounters a Chaucerian variety of mysterious guides and devilish opponents and learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life. The Pilgrimage holds an important place in Paulo Coelho's literary canon. His first book, it not only paved the way for his phenomenal novel The Alchemist , but it also fully expresses his humanist philosophy and the depth of his unique search for meaning.

A Teacher's Guide to The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho Amy Jurskis

For teachersWe know that the Common Core State Standards are encouraging you to reevaluate the books that you assign to your students. To help you decide which books are right for your classroom, each free ebook in this series contains a Common Core-aligned teaching guide and a sample chapter.This free teaching guide for The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is designed to help you put the new Common Core State Standards into practice.Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable will enchant and inspire students for generations to come.The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with The Alchemist.The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

The Valkyries

by Paulo Coelho

A Magical Tale About Forgiving Our Past and Believing in Our Future The enchanting, true story of The Valkyries begins in Rio de Janeiro when author Paulo Coelho gives his mysterious master J., the only manuscript for his book The Alchemist. Haunted by a devastating curse, Coelho confesses to J., "I've seen my dreams fall apart just when I seemed about to achieve them." In response, J. gives Coelho a daunting task: He must find and speak with his guardian angel. "The curse can be broken," he replies, "if you complete the task." Rising to the challenge, Paulo and his wife, Cristina, drop everything, pack their bags, and take off on a forty day adventure into the starkly beautiful and sometimes dangerous Mojave Desert -- where they encounter more than they bargained for. A masterful blend of the exotic locales, dramatic adventure, and magical storytelling, for which Coelho's fictional works are renowned, this true-life account is at once a modern-day adventure and a metaphysical odyssey.

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