Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book a magical fable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life’s path and, above all, follow your dreams.
This is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a worldly treasure as fabulous as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him
With Paulo Coelho’s visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change people’s lives.
AUTHOR: PAULO COELHO ISBN: 9788172234980 Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS Subtitle: A FABLE ABOUT FOLLOWING YOUR DREAM Author: PAULO COELHO
In this indispensable, concise and thoroughly entertaining book, Professor Joscelyn Godwin, the translator of the first complete English edition of the Hypnerotomachia, guides the reader through its labyrinthine pages and unlocks the secrets and mysteries within Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason’s novel. He brings to life the worlds of both the Renaissance reader and the young Princeton undergraduate, setting both in the context of their time and place. Erudite and engaging, The Real Rule of Four is the perfect companion piece to The Rule of Four.
ISBN: 0099492490 Publisher: ARROW BOOKS Subtitle: THE UNAUTHORISED GUIDE TO THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Author: JOSCELYN GODWIN
Every year at the holidays, the historic Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan displays one of the crown jewels of its extraordinary collection: the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, with its detailed emendations, deletions, and insertions in Dickens’s own hand. Here, for the first time in a beautiful trade edition, A Christmas Carol: The Original Manuscript Edition presents a facsimile of that invaluable manuscript, along with a typeset version of the story, a fascinating introduction by the Morgan’s chief literary curator on the history of the story, and a new foreword by Colm ToibIn celebrating its timeless appeal. ISBN: 9780393608649 Publisher: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY Subtitle: Author: CHARLES DICKENS
A panoramic vision of the Chinese literary landscape across the twentieth century.
Award-winning literary scholar and poet Yunte Huang here gathers together an intimate and authoritative selection of significant works, in outstanding translations, from nearly fifty Chinese writers, that together express a search for the soul of modern China. From the 1912 overthrow of a millennia-long monarchy to the Cultural Revolution, to China?s rise as a global military and economic superpower, the Chinese literary imagination has encompassed an astonishing array of moods and styles?from sublime lyricism to witty surrealism, poignant documentary to the ironic, the transgressive, and the defiant.
AUTHOR: YUNTE HUANG ISBN: 9780393353808 Publisher: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY Subtitle: WRITINGS FROM THE MAINLAND IN THE LONG TWENTIETH CENTURY Author: YUNTE HUANG
FROM THE TWICE MAN BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST AND EXIT WEST, A STORY OF LOVE, LOSS, AND REDISCOVERY IN A TIME OF UNSETTLING CHANGE. One morning, Anders wakes to find that his skin has turned dark, his reflection a stranger to him. At first he tells only Oona, an old friend, newly a lover. Soon, reports of similar occurrences surface across the land. Some see in the transformations the long-dreaded overturning of an established order, to be resisted to a bitter end. In many, like Ander’s father and Oona’s mother, a sense of profound loss wars with profound love. As the bond between Anders and Oona deepens, change takes on a different shading: a chance to see one another, face to face, anew.
Five generations of women are linked by blood and circumstance, by the secrets they share, and by a single book passed down through a family, with an affirmation scrawled in its margins: ‘We are force. We are more than we think we are.’
1866, Cuba: Isabel is the only woman employed at a cigar factory, where each day the workers find strength in daily readings of Victor Hugo. But these are dangerous political times, and as Maria begins to see marriage and motherhood as her only options, the sounds of war are approaching.
1959, Cuba: Dolores watches her husband make for the mountains in answer to Fidel Castro’s call to arms. What Dolores knows, though, is that to survive, she must win her own war, and commit an act of violence that threatens to destroy her daughter Carmen’s world.
2016, Miami: Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, is shocked when her daughter Jeanette announces her plans to travel to Cuba to see her grandmother Dolores. In the walls of her crumbling home lies a secret, one that will link Jeanette to her past, and to this fearless line of women.