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The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
The desert is a place of death, thirst, illusions--and perhaps the best place to overcome your fears. The protagonist in the novel travels from a comfortable lifestyle as a carer of sheep to the Arabian desert where he weathers the hardships to meet the great Alchemist. The Alchemist is the only man who is said to be able to turn lead into gold and turn fair weather into storms. Along the journey to meet the living legend, the protagonist stumbles ...
The Valkyries
Paulo and his wife, Christina travel to the desert for a forty day quest into the Mojave Desert. In the desert, they encounter the Valkyries. The Valkyries are strange warrior women who travel on motorcycles. Paulo is confronting his past and the question why we destroy the things we love. The book is a modern day magical adventure....
The Zahir
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...
Veronika Decides to Die
The main character of the book is Veronika she is a young girl with youth, boyfriends, loving family, a good job but still she finds life empty so she decides to take her own life but her failed attempt leads her to Villette a local mental hospital in Ljubljana the capital of Slovenia. Here she meets different inmates of the hospital who have a great impact on her life, like Zedka who is depressed in spite of having a loving family. She...


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