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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Veronika Decides to Die: A Novel of Redemption (P.S.)

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Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything — youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does — at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live.

Inspired by events in Coelho's own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold and illuminating, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation, and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.

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"The simple, often banal prose contrasts Veronika's bleak inner landscape with the beautiful contours of Slovenia, gradually culminating in an upbeat ending with the message that each day of life is a miracle....[W]ill appeal to readers who enjoy animated homilies about the worth of human existence." Publishers Weekly

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"Told with sincerity approaching urgency, Coelho's novel is surprisingly effective." Boston Globe

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"Girl, Interrupted meets The Catcher in the Rye...you'll appreciate Veronika's sensual nihilism." Mademoiselle

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Veronika seems to have it all — youth, beauty, a good job, and loving family. But one morning she wakes up and tries to kill herself. The attempt fails, but leaves her damaged with only a few days to live. In her final days she embarks on a transforming self-discovery.

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Paulo Coelho is one of the most widely read authors in the world. His books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, have been translated into 68 languages, and have been published in 150 countries. He was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace in 2007. See Paulo's <&gl=us&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=116294913762527593933.00046d214350a4b143a82">favourite placesaround the world

Paulo Coelho naciÓ en Brasil en 1947 y es uno de los autores con mÁs influencia de hoy dÍa. Conocido mundialmente por el bestseller internacional El Alquimista, Coelho ha vendido mÁs de 100 millones de libros en todo el mundo, los cuales han sido traducidos a 68 idiomas y publicados en 150 paÍses. Paulo Coelho escribe una columna semanal que se publica en los periÓdicos mÁs importantes del mundo.

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RHommel, May 18, 2007 (view all comments by RHommel)
A beautiful story of what it means to live a life worth living, and a true celebration of diversity! I can't wait to read his other novels...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061124266
Subtitle:
A Novel of Redemption
Author:
Coelho, Paulo
Translator:
Costa, Margaret Jull
Author:
by Paulo Coelho
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060523
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.92 in 13.52 oz

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Product details 240 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061124266 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The simple, often banal prose contrasts Veronika's bleak inner landscape with the beautiful contours of Slovenia, gradually culminating in an upbeat ending with the message that each day of life is a miracle....[W]ill appeal to readers who enjoy animated homilies about the worth of human existence." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Told with sincerity approaching urgency, Coelho's novel is surprisingly effective."
"Review" by , "Girl, Interrupted meets The Catcher in the Rye...you'll appreciate Veronika's sensual nihilism."
"Synopsis" by , Veronika seems to have it all — youth, beauty, a good job, and loving family. But one morning she wakes up and tries to kill herself. The attempt fails, but leaves her damaged with only a few days to live. In her final days she embarks on a transforming self-discovery.
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