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.
Paulo Coelho, author of "The Alchemist", has crafted another gem of romance, adventure and spiritual insight in this bestselling story of a woman and her lover facing life's most difficult choices on a trip through the French Pyrenees that becomes a passionate journey of the heart.
Una novela que celebra la importancia de rebelarse contra los convencionalismos y seguir nuestros instintos para vivir una vida verdaderamente plena. A orillas del río Piedra me senté y lloré es una novela sobre el amor y la esencia de la vida, porque las historias de amor encierran en sí todos los secretos del mundo. Descubre en Paulo Coelho a un novelista irreverente y actual, que rompe con los esquemas preconcebidos de nuestra sociedad. Un fenómeno literario con millones de seguidores en las redes sociales. Tras once años, Pilar se reencuentra con su amado. La última vez que se vieron eran todavía adolescentes. La vida los ha llevado por caminos muy distintos: ella vive en Zaragoza, prepara oposiciones y ha aprendido a dominar sus sentimientos. Él ha viajado por todo el mundo, posee el don de la curación y ha encontrado en la religión un refugio para huir de sus conflictos interiores. Pero en elreencuentro a ambos los unirá un único deseo: el de cumplir sus sueños.
Tras once años, una mujer se reencuentra con su amado. La última vez que se vieron eran todavía adolescentes. Hoy, la vida los ha llevado por caminos muy distintos: ella vive en Zaragoza, prepara oposiciones y ha aprendido a dominar sus sentimientos. Él ha viajado por todo el mundo, posee el don de la curación y ha encontrado en la religión un refugio para huir de sus conflictos interiores. Pero en el reencuentro, a ambos los unirá un único deseo: el de cumplir sus sueños. A orillas del río Piedra me senté y lloré es una novela sobre el amor y la esencia de la vida, porque las historias de amor encierran en sí todos los secretos del mundo.
If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you. Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair, who wants to become a writer and sets off on a journey in search of a deeper meaning for his life: first on the famous “Death Train” to Bolivia, then on to Peru, later hitchhiking through Chile and Argentina. Paulo’s travels take him farther to the famous Dam Square in Amsterdam filled with young people wearing vibrant clothes and burning incense, meditating and playing music, while discussing sexual liberation, the expansion of consciousness, and the search for an inner truth. There he meets Karla, a Dutch woman in her twenties who has been waiting to find the ideal companion to accompany her on the fabled hippie trail to Nepal. She convinces Paulo to join her on a trip aboard the Magic Bus that travels across Europe and Central Asia to Kathmandu. They embark on the journey in the company of fascinating fellow travelers, each of whom has a story to tell, and each of whom will undergo a personal transformation, changing their priorities and values along the way. As they travel together, Paulo and Karla explore their own relationship: a life-defining love story that awakens them on every level and leads to choices and decisions that will set the course for their lives thereafter.
A week in the life of ordinary people, all of whom find themselves suddenly confronted by love, death, and power in this thematic collection featuring three of Coelho's stories: By the River I Sat Down and Wept, Veronika Decides to Die, and The Devil And Miss Prym.
A remarkable story of struggle and survival in World War II by France's No. 1 bestselling novelist
A breathtaking collection of reflections from one of the world's best loved storytellers, 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.
La obra "A Orillas del Rio Piedra me sente y llore" de Paulo Coelhorelata la historia de un encuentro amoroso entre Pilar, una joven estudiante, y un seminarista, amigo de la infancia. Pilar, acostumbrada a vivir en la rutina y en busca de una estabilidad profesional y matrimonial, recibe cierto dia una carta, una cita de su mas querido amigo, con quien compartio, hace 11 anos los momentos mas hermosos de su infancia. El, un hombre entregado a servir a Dios, seminarista, llega para darle un giro total a la vida de Pilar. Tiene ideas alocadas y nuevas que confunden a Pilar y a la vez despiertan a la verdadera mujer, la mujer fuerte, aventurera y enamorada que se esconde tras esa mascara creada para defenderse de sus miedos e inseguridades. Juntos parten en un viaje sin rumbo fijo, guiado solo por el amor, donde ambos aprender a descubrir su destino y a revivir ese amor que el tiempo nunca pudo apagar. Una novela de amor y desamor, los cuales son fuertemente ligados a la religion, imponiendo ideales fuertes, que aseguran la presencia de la Virgen Maria, la Diosa, en la Santisima Trinidad, y muestra el rostro femenino de Dios"
How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of who we are? That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho's profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. 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.
New York Times bestselling author Maria Dueñas returns with The Vineyard, a magnificent story “destined to become a classic” (Armando Lucas Correa, bestselling author of The German Girl) about ambition, heartbreak, and desire set in Mexico, Cuba, and Spain in the 1860s—perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kristin Hannah. Mauro Larrea’s fortune, the result of years of hardship and toil, comes crashing down on the heels of a calamitous event. Drowning in debt and uncertainty, he gambles the last of his money on daring ploy that wins him a neglected house and a vineyard in Spain, an ocean away. He journeys to Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia with every intention of selling the property and returning to Mexio—until Soledad Montalvo, the wife of a London wine merchant, bursts into his life, determined to regain the property which was her family’s legacy. With his plans derailed, Larrea glimpses an opportunity in the flourishing sherry trade and finds himself increasingly drawn to the rich, intoxicating culture of his new surroundings. As his feelings for Soledad ripen into a consuming passion, he vows to restore the vineyard to its former glory, setting the stage for a future he never could have imagined. Moving from the turbulent young Mexican republic to flourishing city of Havana, and onward to the fertile vineyards of Jerez as the wine trade with England is transforming the Andalusian city, María Dueñas’s new novel spans the New World and the Old. Her tale of family intrigue vividly conjures the noise and grit of silver mines, the sophistication of the Mexican capital, and the earthier lure of ancient vineyards and magnificent cities whose splendor has faded. Here is an “evocative, tender, and lush” (Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author) story of courage in the face of adversity and of a destiny forever altered by the force of passion.
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. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
The New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled books returns with the third standalone romance in the Legal Briefs series, a collection of sexy novels about first crushes, second chances, and the final verdict of the heart. When Brent Mason looks at Kennedy Randolph, he doesn’t see the awkward, sweet girl who grew up next door. He sees a self-assured, stunning woman…who wants to crush the most intimate—and prized—parts of his anatomy beneath the heels of her Louboutins. When Kennedy looks at Brent, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue–worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school in order to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell for her. But she’s not a lovesick social outcast anymore—she’s a Washington, DC, prosecutor with a long winning streak. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case, and Kennedy thinks it’s time to put him through a little hell of his own. But things aren’t exactly working out the way she planned. Brent has his sights set on Kennedy, and every fiery exchange only makes him want her more—and makes her wonder if he’s as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. In the end, they may just find themselves in love…or in contempt of court.
I want to change. I need to change. I'm gradually losing touch with myself. Adultery, the provocative new novel by Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, explores the question of what it means to live life fully and happily, finding the balance between life's routine and the desire for something new.
Este ebook incluye A orillas del río Piedra, me senté y lloré, Verónika decide morir y El demonio y la señorita Prym. Tras once años, una mujer se reencuentra con su amado. La última vez que se vieron eran todavía adolescentes. Hoy, la vida les ha llevado por caminos muy distintos: ella vive en Zaragoza, prepara oposiciones y ha aprendido a dominar sus sentimientos. Él ha viajado por todo el mundo, posee el don de la curación y ha encontrado en la religión un refugio para huir de sus conflictos interiores. Pero en el reencuentro, a ambos les unirá un único deseo: el de cumplir sus sueños. A orillas del río Piedra me senté y lloré es una novela sobre el amor y la esencia de la vida, porque las historias de amor encierran en sí todos los secretos del mundo. Veronika es una joven completamente normal. Es guapa, no le faltan pretendientes y tiene un buen trabajo. Su vida transcurre sin mayores sobresaltos, sin grandes alegrías ni grandes tristezas. Pero no es feliz. Por eso, una mañana de noviembre, Veronika decide acabar con su vida. Sueños y fantasías. Deseo y muerte. Locura y pasión. En el camino hacia la muerte, Veronika experimenta placeres nuevos y halla un nuevo sentido a la vida, un sentido que le había permanecido oculto hasta ahora, cuando tal vez sea demasiado tarde par echarse atrás. Veronika decide morir plantea que cada segundo de nuestra existencia optamos entre la alternativa de seguir adelante o de abandonar. Un extranjero perseguido por el fantasma de un pasado doloroso llega a Viscos, una pequeña aldea perdida en el tiempo y el espacio. El hombre intenta hallar respuesta a la pregunta fundamental sobre la esencia del ser humano: ¿es el hombre bueno o malo por naturaleza? Para ello, pondrá a prueba a los habitantes del pueblo. El Demonio y la señorita Prym es una novela cargada de tensión en la que se desarrolla una trama perversa: el Bien y el Mal librarán, en siete días, una batalla decisiva en la que cada personaje decidirá a cuál de los dos bandos pertenece.
This engaging collection examines the personal narratives of a select group of well-respected educators who attained biliteracy when they were young students, and in the era before bilingual education. These autobiographical accounts celebrate and make visible a linguistic potential that has been largely ignored in schools—the inextricable and emotional ties that Latinos have to Spanish. The authors offer teachers important lessons about the individual potential of their Latino students. These stories of tenacity and resilience offer hope for a new generation of bilingual learners who are too often forced to choose between English and their native language.