‘One of the few to deserve the term
INDEPENDENT OF SUNDAY
‘His books have had a life-enancing impact on millions of people.’
‘this (is an) exceptional novel.’
Laura Esquivel, author of LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE
From the Back Cover
Pilar is an independent and practical yet restless young woman, frustrated by the daily grind of university life and looking for greater meaning in her existence. Her life is forever transformed by an encounter with a childhood friend, now a mesmerizing and handsome spiritual teacher – and a rumored miracle worker – who leads her on a journey through the French Pyrenees, a magical landscape that has been home to holy visions and miracles through the ages.
On this passionate adventure of the heart and spirit, the two lovers together glimpse the feminine face of God and receive a startling revelation about the divine – that what they have always known as God is actually love, the powerful, essential force that is the very water of life. As they rediscover each other, Pilar and her lover also discover the joyous power at the heart of human experience, and Paulo Coelho, our preeminent weaver of spiritual adventure, once again opens a window onto exhilaration and inspiration for his characters and readers alike.
Since his novel 'The Alchemist' appeared three years ago, Paulo Coelho has emerged as one of the most popular storytellers of our time. The second most widely read Latin American author after Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Coelho conjures magical meldings of gripping action, entrancing settings, passionate characters, and soulful insight – and tells his timeless tales with mystery and spirit that have compelled readers around the world. Now Coelho offers a romantic adventure that teaches two lovers – a woman in search of spiritual sustenance and the maverick seminarian she has loved since childhood – the secrets of life and love and of suffering and healing through spiritual communion.
"The Reconsideration of the feminine, the knowledge of the Other, and our own redemption are principle ideas offered by Paulo Coelho in this exceptional novel."
LAURA ESQUIVEL, author of 'Like Water for Chocolate'
"A wondrous book, full of mystery and light."
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OSCAR HIJUELOS, author of 'The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love' and 'Mr. Ives' Christmas'