The Alchemist

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The Alchemist
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Paperback, HarperSanFrancisco, 2006, ISBN# 0061122416

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"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

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"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams."

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come.

The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.

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Contributed by: Clarke, Alan R.
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: May 2006
ISBN-13: 9780061122415
ISBN-10: 0061122416
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 197
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.0 x 0.5
Walmart No.: 61122416
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12/22/2008

Customer review by Ready4Christmas

5.0 stars 12/22/2008 by Ready4Christmas
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I have to admit, that while I LOVED this book - it was hard at first to get into. However, after getting about 1/4 through, I couldn't put it down! It's a great book for any classroom doodler, a daydreamer or just someone who is having a hard time finding their place in life. It's deeply spiritual without being religious and I feel like I'm now in on a little secret after having read it. This will be on the top of my list for Graduations, Easter, Christmas etc.

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An Exceptional Read!
8/8/2007

Customer review by joatmon

5.0 stars 8/8/2007 by joatmon
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Everyone should take the time to read this very inpirational book. Our world needs more writers like this!

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Very Good Book
12/22/2010

Customer review by SMITTY1979

5.0 stars 12/22/2010 by SMITTY1979
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Heard Will Smith speak of it in an interview and decided to get it...great purchase!!

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Awesome!!
10/5/2011

Customer review by Marielopez96

5.0 stars 10/5/2011 by Marielopez96
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Its an awesome book that my english teacher asked us to read about.

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lAME!
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1.0 stars 8/31/2014 by Bfgrl
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So boring!

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