This is another gem from bestselling author Paulo Coelho, of which ‘The Alchemist’ might be his most recognized. This fable is a stunning modern day adore tale about a person and a girl, but a lot more than that it is about opening your heart to miracles. After you start reading through this guide, make confident you have a handful of hrs accessible to go through it until the stop.


The story’s main character is Pilar, an unbiased young college university student who is hunting for the bigger which means of existence. Pilar’s everyday living can take an surprising transform when she is contacted by a childhood friend who is now a spiritual instructor, wonder worker and healer. She is surprised to come across out that she experienced always been his great enjoy. Their journey takes them as a result of sacred web sites in the French Pyrenees and the ability of enjoy.

Additional in aspects

The first time I browse this ebook I could not place it down, when I experienced began it. Like a lot of other of Coelho’s e book, it has the electricity to attract in the reader, leaving open the dilemma what and how much of his tale is semi- or autobiographic or actual and the place fiction starts.

The reserve is penned in Journal format, each chapter starting with the date and adhering to the journey of the major character Pilar and her childhood friend finding the love for each other and no matter if it can sustain their lives’ selections.

Just like all of Coelho’s publications, ‘By the River… ‘ also has the underlying theme of faith in a atypical sense. The very long-neglected feminine side and component of God, the so-termed ‘Goddess’ is existing in the adore the two figures feel for each individual other.

The creator uses the tale to attract the reader into self-inquiry about their beliefs on really like, procedures, liberation from inhibitions and panic to obtain religion in humankind yet again.

About the writer

Paulo Coelho was born in 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He wanted to become a writer due to the fact his teenage decades but only pursued his aspiration much later in daily life.

He these days splits his time dwelling in Europe and Rio de Janeiro with his wife Christina.

Coelho’s formulation is to write guide combining poetic prose, symbolism, mysticism and the fundamental topic to follow your aspiration.


If you are intimate, then this is a philosophy e-book for you. If you never head shelling out some hrs examining with no halting, weeping with the character and getting swept up and taken on a wander by means of the French Pyrenees, this is for you.

I have browse the two the English and the German variation and have to say that the translations leave some points unclear. If you can, I suggest looking at it in Portuguese if attainable, the original language that Coelho has prepared it.

What I preferred about this love tale is that it is not predictable. Prepare your self to come across out, what genuinely comes about to the two characters. ‘All enjoy tales are the same’ is the ending of the 1st chapter. This one particular is diverse.