Décider. Changer. Se réinventer. Agir. Expérimenter.
Réussir. Oser. Rêver. Gagner. Découvrir. Exiger. S'engager.
Penser. Croire. Grandir. Appartenir. S'éveiller.
Nous avons parfois besoin de retrouver un sens à notre vie, de lui redonner souffle et équilibre.
Et si un livre avait le pouvoir de vous faire découvrir un monde nouveau ?
Et si, grâce à la magie des mots et d'une histoire, vous commenciez un nouveau chapitre de votre vie ?
Aleph est ce livre. Aleph est un voyage qui pourrait bien changer votre existence.
Brida est une jeune Irlandaise aux pouvoirs surnaturels, qui se lance dans une quête effrénée de sagesse et de magie. Des personnages envoûtants et mystérieux l'aideront à découvrir le monde qui l'entoure tout en se découvrant elle-même. Ce roman enchanté renoue avec des thèmes chers à Paulo Coelho où se mêlent passion, mystère et spiritualité.
A stranger arrives in a small mountain village, with a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. His mission is to discover whether human beings are essentially good or evil. Befriending a local woman, Miss Prym, he sets a moral challenge from which the town may never recover.
Another incredible novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist. July 14, 1099. The city of Accra awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the gates. There, within the city walls, men and women of every age have gathered to hear the words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth, hope and comfort. They begin with questions about defeat and struggle; they contemplate the virtues of loyalty and solitude; and they ultimately turn to questions of beauty, love, wisdom, 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, centuries later, the manuscript containing the Copt''s extraordinary insights on courage, solitude, loyalty and loss has been unearthed from a cave in Cairo. A Manuscript Found in Accra is a revelatory exploration of our most enduring and transcendental values, and a testimony to everyday wisdom.
The story of an independent young woman whose life is changed forever by a chance encounter with a childhood friend. This exciting new edition includes exclusive content, such as an interview with the author, in-depth background information on the book, recommended books if you liked this one, and much more. Pilar is an independent and practical young woman who is feeling bored and frustrated by the daily grind of her university life. Looking for a deeper meaning to her existence, she happens to meet an old childhood friend, now a handsome, mesmerizing spiritual teacher - and a rumoured miracle worker. As he leads her on a magical journey through the Fench Pyrenees, Pilar begins to realize that this chance encounter is going to transform her life forever. With Paulo''s trademark blend of mysticism, magical realism and folklore, Pilar''s story is a poignant and deeply inspiring tale
The new novel from internationally acclaimed author Paulo Coelho - a dramatic story of love, life and death that shows us all why every second of our existence is a choice we all make between living and dying. Veronika has everything she could wish for. She is young and pretty, has plenty of boyfriends, a steady job, a loving family. Yet she is not happy; something is lacking in her life, and one morning she decides to die. She takes an overdose of sleeping pills, only to wake up some time later in the local hospital. There she is told that her heart is damaged and she has only a few days to live. The story follows Veronika through these intense days as to her surprise she finds herself experiencing feelings she has never really felt before. Against all odds she finds herself falling in love and even wanting to live again...
The new bestselling novel, now in paperback, from international literary phenomenon Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist. A chance meeting in Rio takes Maria to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune, yet ends up working the streets as a prostitute. In Geneva, Maria drifts further and further away from love while at the same time developing a fascination with sex. Eventually, 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. Paulo Coelho sensitively explores the nature of sex and love in his gripping and daring new novel.
One day, a renowned author discovers that his wife, a war correspondent, has disappeared leaving no trace. Was she kidnapped, blackmailed, or simply bored with their marriage? His search for her - and for the truth of his own life - takes him from France to Spain, Croatia and to Central Asia. This is a story of love, loss and passionate obsession.
An extraordinary mixture of adventure story and guide to self-knowledge, this book recounts the spectacular trials of Paulo and his mentor, Petrus, as they journey across Spain in search of a miraculous sword. A compelling tale that delivers a powerful brew of magic and insight, The Pilgrimage recounts the amazing trials of Paulo Coelho and his mysterious mentor, Petrus, as they journey across Spain in search of a miraculous sword - on a legendary road travelled by pilgrims of San Tiago since the Middle Ages. Paulo''s visionary blend of mysticism, magical realism and folklore makes this an adventure story with a difference.
The author was instructed by his mysterious spiritual master to find and speak to his guardian angel to overcome his dark past. This book gives an account of his quest into the Mojave desert where he encountered angelic beings who challenged him to follow his dreams.
Paulo Coelho, one of the world''s best loved storytellers, is back with a riveting novel tracing the mysterious life and disappearance of Athena dubbed ''the Witch of Portobello'', which was a top ten Sunday Times bestseller in hardback. This is the story of Athena, or Sherine, to give her the name she was baptised with. Her life is pieced together through a series of recorded interviews with those people who knew her well or hardly at all - parents, colleagues, teachers, friends, acquaintances, her ex-husband. The novel unravels Athena''s mysterious beginnings, via an orphanage in Romania, to a childhood in Beirut. When war breaks out, her adoptive family move with her to London, where a dramatic turn of events occurs... Athena, who has been dubbed ''the Witch of Portobello'' for her seeming powers of prophecy, disappears dramatically, leaving those who knew her to solve the mystery of her life and abrupt departure. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy and sacrifice.
Written by the author of "The Alchemist", this work offers his personal reflections on a range of subjects from archery and music to elegance, travelling and the nature of good and evil. It also shows us how life has lessons for us in the greatest, smallest and most unusual of experiences.
Within each of us is a warrior of light. Each of us is capable of listening to the silence of the heart, of accepting failure without letting it get us down and of holding onto hope even in the face of weariness and depression. This text is a guide to the process.
Picking up the theme of the pilgrimage, this book tells a story of love, loss and passionate obsession. It demonstrates the author's storytelling, and his insight into what it is to be a human being in a world full of possibility.
Set in the Middle East during the turbulent 9th century, this text tells the story of Elijah who, at 23, faces both lost earthly love and the ultimate trial of shaken faith - doubt about the very existence of God.
On a legendary road across Spain, travelled by pilgrims of San Tiago, we find the author on a contemporary quest for ancient wisdom. This book chronicles how the author learns to understand the nature of truth through the simplicity of life. It also attempts to express the humanity of his philosophy and the depth of his search.
Santiago is an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a worldly treasure as fabulous as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him.