Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
A Novel of Redemption

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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.


About Paulo Coelho

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Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries,Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, and The Winner Stands Alone, among others, have sold 115 million copies in more than 160 countries. 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.
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 240 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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The bestselling Brazilian author of The Alchemist delicately etches this morose but ultimately uplifting story of the suicidal Veronika, who creeps along the boundary between life and death, sanity an

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When Veronika (Ricketson) learns that her suicide attempt has irreparably damaged her heart and she has only days to live, she begins to appreciate the life she has taken for granted, including falling deeply in love with the engagingly schizophrenic Eduard (Jonathon Trent.) Whether one accepts C...

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Kishor Ramani 29 Apr 2015

I m very inspired by her.
when, I m reading the first time,
I don't want to leave at all to reading it.

BTW it's very very helpful to me in my life.