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How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves—even if we are unsure of who we are?

That is the central question of international bestselling author Paulo Coelho's profound new work, The Witch of Portobello. It is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice.

Topics: Episodic, Philosophical, Mystical, Multiple Perspectives, Spirituality , Orphans, Love, Journeys, Magic, Family, Lebanon, Romania, London, and South American Author

Published: HarperCollins on Mar 17, 2009
ISBN: 9780061877827
List price: $11.79
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the way the climax builds is exceptional.. i enjoyed this just as much as i did The Alchemist.. gonna stock my library with all the Paulo Coelhos i can lay my hands on ??uread more
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Coelho has a hypnotic style that leads you into this world of elegantly creative approaches to life by beautifully drawn characters. As usual, only better.read more
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Hmm...tough one to review. This was my second novel of Paulo Coelho's (the first being The Alchemist), and they were very dissimilar from one another. In general, some of the descriptive words that I've seen to describe this book are accurate: pagan, new-age, mystic. It's a different kind of read for me, but it does make the reader examine his/her own personal beliefs & almost forces one to make somewhat of a judgment as to the plausibility of such things. Overall, not particularly my style of read as a stand-alone book. However. This will make a good book for a group discussion, I think, and I am looking forward to such a discussion at my upcoming book group meeting. The reader of the audio version of this (Rita Wolf) does an excellent job, by the way, with capturing the various characterizations and dialects.read more
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the way the climax builds is exceptional.. i enjoyed this just as much as i did The Alchemist.. gonna stock my library with all the Paulo Coelhos i can lay my hands on ??u
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Coelho has a hypnotic style that leads you into this world of elegantly creative approaches to life by beautifully drawn characters. As usual, only better.
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Hmm...tough one to review. This was my second novel of Paulo Coelho's (the first being The Alchemist), and they were very dissimilar from one another. In general, some of the descriptive words that I've seen to describe this book are accurate: pagan, new-age, mystic. It's a different kind of read for me, but it does make the reader examine his/her own personal beliefs & almost forces one to make somewhat of a judgment as to the plausibility of such things. Overall, not particularly my style of read as a stand-alone book. However. This will make a good book for a group discussion, I think, and I am looking forward to such a discussion at my upcoming book group meeting. The reader of the audio version of this (Rita Wolf) does an excellent job, by the way, with capturing the various characterizations and dialects.
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Hmm...tough one to review. This was my second novel of Paulo Coelho's (the first being The Alchemist), and they were very dissimilar from one another. In general, some of the descriptive words that I've seen to describe this book are accurate: pagan, new-age, mystic. It's a different kind of read for me, but it does make the reader examine his/her own personal beliefs & almost forces one to make somewhat of a judgment as to the plausibility of such things. Overall, not particularly my style of read as a stand-alone book. However. This will make a good book for a group discussion, I think, and I am looking forward to such a discussion at my upcoming book group meeting. The reader of the audio version of this (Rita Wolf) does an excellent job, by the way, with capturing the various characterizations and dialects.
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There was a good sale on Paulo Coelho a few months back, and I bought three of them. This is the third, thank goodness, and I didn't like it any better than the other two.

Spent an hour on it, and that's an hour too much.
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I completely enjoyed this book. Recommend!!
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