The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho
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An international bestseller

Over 80 million copies sold worldwide

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 pick

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

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.


I REMEMBER RECEIVING A LETTER FROM THE AMERICAN publisher Harper Collins that said that: “reading The Alchemist was like getting up at dawn and seeing the sun rise while the rest of the world still sl...

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Thomas Wermuth
plot twist, philosophy books, memoirs

The story of a boy on his life journey and the renewal of spirit. How ones imagination can easily turn into reality. Your life's journey is your own path and no two paths are the same. You never know what is going on in someones life until you open their own private door. Coelho is a master at leading you and guiding you into a world of discovery and adventure.

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