The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Labelled a MUST READ...First published in the year 1988. Originally written in Portuguese by its Brazilian-born author, it has been translated into at least 56 languages as of September 2012.[1] An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there.

The book is an international bestseller. According to AFP, it has sold more than 65 million copies in 56 different languages, becoming one of the best-selling books in history and setting the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author.

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  • Philip M.

    It's rare that I work on a Saturday, so this is just my luck...won't be attending the July 12 meet-up. I will be at the Neil Gaiman one though.

    July 11

  • Anne M.

    Great discussion. Great to see such a large turnout.

    June 28

  • Joanne

    Great discussion this week!!!
    Go out and seek your Personal Legend.

    June 28

  • charlie

    sorry...plans changed.

    June 27

  • Gloria I.

    I am sorry to miss tomorrow. I am seldom busy on Saturday just happens things come up.

    June 27

  • Philip M.

    I would have loved to have come to the next meeting, but can't be there because of a prior commitment. I will attend the next one. I have read The Alchemist in both Portuguese and English...it's a story that is close to my heart. Looking forward to meeting everyone at the next meeting after this one.
    Cheers,
    Phil

    1 · June 24

    • Joanne

      Welcome Philip, I am sure we will continue on with discussions of this book. We tend to do that with great books !

      June 26

  • Maria

    This is an easy read with great depth if you look below the surface.

    June 20

  • Deborah A.

    It is a great read. I will be out of the country then.

    May 3

    • Joanne

      Thank you Deborah ! Have a wonderful and safe trip!

      May 3

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