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Published: HarperOne - April 15th, 2014
Taryn's October 2022 pick
After finishing The Alchemist, it is clear why the novel is considered to be a modern classic. Coehlo’s ability to convey rich substance and preserve fluidity of the plot- all while limiting his novel to only 200 pages- makes this worthy to be on anyone’s list of books to be read. I enjoyed the inclusion of diversity in definitions of happiness, which appeals to a broad audience and their “personal legends'', while also reminding readers that we are one with the Earth.
“Listen to your heart. It knows all things because it came from the Soul of the World, and it will one day return there.” p.132