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This is a dramatic story of love, life and death and shows us that life is only as good as you make it. As with all CoelhoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s novels it is written with sparing prose that is as ever cleverly crafted.
Veronika has everything she could wish for Ã¢â‚¬â€œ young and pretty, with plenty of attractive boyfriends, a steady job, loving family. Yet Veronika is not happy and one winter's morning takes an overdose of sleeping pills, only to wake up some time later in the local hospital. There she is told that although she is alive, her heart is now irreparably damaged and she has only a few days to liveÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
This story follows her through these intense days as she starts question all her ideas about life. Soon she comes to realise that every second of existence is a choice we all make between living and dying. This is a moving and uplifting song to life, one that reminds us that every moment in our lives is special and precious
Closing date: 06/12/2019
'Coelho's writing is beautifully poeticÃ¢â‚¬Â¦He gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.'
'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.'
Publication date: 13/02/2014
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
|Publication date:||13th February 2014|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation,|
Paulo Coelho’s life remains the primary source of inspiration for his books. He has flirted with death, escaped madness, dallied with drugs, withstood torture, experimented with magic and alchemy, studied philosophy and religion, read voraciously, lost and recovered his faith and experienced the pain and pleasure of love. In searching for his own place in the world, he has discovered answers for the challenges that everyone faces. He believes that, within ourselves, we have the necessary strength to find our own destiny.His novel The Alchemist has sold more than 65 million copies and has been cited as an ...More About Paulo Coelho