From Paulo Coelho, author of the international bestseller The Alchemist, comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life.
Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after eleven years? Time has transformed Pilar into a strong and independent woman, while her devoted childhood friend has grown into a handsome and charismatic spiritual leader. She has learned well how to bury her feelings . . . and he has turned to religion as a refuge from his raging inner conflicts.
Now they are together once again, embarking on a journey fraught with difficulties, as long-buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after more than a decade. But in a small village in the French Pyrenees, by the waters of the River Piedra, a most special relationship will be reexamined in the dazzling light of some of life's biggest questions.
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Mild erotic tension grows...and Love demands that Pilar's beloved abandon healing for sexual/spiritual fulfillment. Sex and God whipped into a tasty mayonnaise.Read Full Review of By the River Piedra I Sat Dow... | See more reviews from Kirkus
Though likely to please the author's fans, this new novel, a didactic love story set in modern-day Spain, may not extend his reach.Read Full Review of By the River Piedra I Sat Dow... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
In a series of long car rides...This unique love story of a hardened woman and a spiritual man, guides us through incredible landscapes and the possibility that Love takes time, and dreams are hard work.Read Full Review of By the River Piedra I Sat Dow...
The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho is asinine tripe disguised as spiritual awakening with it’s own ‘how to’ spiritual diet exercises to awaken the ass-gape within us.Read Full Review of By the River Piedra I Sat Dow...
Coelho's parable reflects the worldwide interest in and fascination with the feminine side of God...By the River Piedra, I Sat Down & Wept gives immediacy to the quest for meaning in our time.Read Full Review of By the River Piedra I Sat Dow...
Paulo wrote this whole book sentimentally and with some little humor. Many chapters of this book were written in poetry and are an amazing.Read Full Review of By the River Piedra I Sat Dow...
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