Nuria Monclus Cols

Calella (Barcelona) living in Tokyo

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The Alchemist ( O Alquimista ) PAULO COELHO

 THE ALCHEMIST

I have chosen the international bestseller “The Alchemist”, a novel by Paulo Coelho first published in 1988, originally written in Portuguese. The book's main theme is about finding one's destiny.

A brief synopsis:

" The Alchemist traces the path of Santiago, a travel-hungry shepherd who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. The story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts."

The Alchemist is the fifth most read book in the world (65 million copies read)

If someone is interested...Here is a list of the Top 10 most read books in the world for the past 50 years.....it would be interesting to re-designing the Bible or the Quotations from Mao Tse Tung...

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