by: Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist is a transforming novel about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path and, above all, following our dreams. It tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the exotic markets of Tangiers and into the Egyptian desert where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him. Under the guidance of the alchemist, he learns what treasure he really seeks, and where he must go to find it.¶