This is the thought-provoking new novel from the international bestselling author whose words change lives. Linda knows she's lucky. Yet every morning when she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she feels like closing them again. Her friends recommend medication. But Linda wants to feel more, not less. And so she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring, and which reawakens a side of her that she - respectable wife, loving mother, ambitious journalist - thought had disappeared. Even she can't predict what will happen next...

"Adultery perfectly illustrates the faint line between madness and insanity, happiness and unhappiness as well as the eternal search for our own "personal legend" Daily Express

Paulo Coelho is an international phenomenon. He has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide and is the most translated living author. He has won 115 international prizes and awards and in 2007 was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In searching for his own place in the world, he discovered answers for the challenges that everyone faces and, in writing THE ALCHEMIST, he succeeded in the ambition he'd nurtured since he was an adolescent: to become a writer, who is read and respected throughout the world. Paulo Coelho believes that within ourselves we all have the necessary strength to find our own destiny and his writing has helped millions to fulfil their own 'personal legend'.


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