profound meditation on personal power and innocent dreams that are
manipulated or undone by success, The Winner Stands Alone is set in the
exciting worlds of fashion and cinema. Taking place over the course of
twenty-four hours during the Cannes Film Festival, it is the story of
Igor, a successful, driven Russian entrepreneur who will go to the
darkest lengths to reclaim a lost love—his ex-wife, Ewa. Believing that
his life with Ewa was divinely ordained, Igor once told her that he
would destroy whole worlds to get her back. The conflict between an
individual evil force and society emerges, and as the novel unfolds,
morality is derailed.
This is the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams
of travelling the world in search of a treasure as extravagant as any
ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the exotic markets of
Tangiers and then into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter
with the alchemist awaits him.
The Alchemist is a transforming novel about the wisdom of listening
to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path and
above all following our dreams.
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
As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance
between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.
"The Zahir means 'the present' or 'unable to go
unnoticed' in Arabic. The story revolves around the narrator-a
bestselling novelist's search for his missing wife,Esther. He enjoys
all the privileges that money and celebrityhood bring. He is suspected
of foul play by the authorities and the press of having a role to play
in the inexplicable disappearance of his wife from their Paris home.
Thereby, the protagonist is forced to re-examine his own life and
marriage as well.The narrator is unable to figure out what led to
Esther's disappearance. Was she abducted or had she abandoned their
marriage? He comes across Mikhail,one of Esther's friends.The narrator
with his help, realizes that to find Esther, he must find his own self.
Mikhail introduces him to a tribe who have unconventional ways of
living. Through the narrator's journey from Paris to Kazakhstan, Coelho
explores various menanings of love and life."
Veronika Decides to Die:
Without an obvious reason, Veronika a Beautiful,
young, and loved girl decides that life is not worth living. Everyday
routine in the city of Ljubljana, Slovenia, was too normal for her so
she decides to to take an overdose of sleeping pills in order to stop
that endless routine and take her own life.
Days later, after waking up in a phsychiatric hospital she is
informed that although she did not die at that time, death was still
around the corner.
This book tells her story after she struggles to live her last few remaining days appreciating every second of her life.
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.
The Witch Of Portobello:
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.