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Through the Pages

June 21, 2007

The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho

Fiction (1987)

This enchanting novel is popular throughout the world no doubt because of its simple wisdom.

Santiago is an Andalusian shepherd boy who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried near the Pyramids.

Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself a king, and an Alchemist All will help him to surmount obstacles along the way.

What begins as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a meditation on the treasures found within. It is a testament of the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

  • This book and many others are available in both Spanish and English as well as book and audio form at the De Soto branch of the Johnson County Library. The book is also available on audio tape.

For more information, call the library at 583-3106.

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