Like the Flowing River: Thoughts and Reflections by Paulo Coelho
Like the Flowing River is a collection of reflections from Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. In this riveting collection of thoughts and stories, he offers his personal reflections on a wide range of subjects from archery and music to elegance, travelling and the nature of good and evil. An old woman explains to her grandson how a mere pencil can show him the path to happiness! Instructions on how to climb a mountain reveal the secret to making your dreams a reality. Paulo Coelho is an enchanting storyteller, inspiring people all over the world to see beyond the ordinary and into the remarkable. Like the Flowing River is a compilation of tales, opinions and ideas drawn from articles published in various newspapers.
Like the Flowing River is published in 20 languages (Catalan, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Malayalam, Marathi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak and Spanish). It has been published in paper in all these languages. The only exception is in US & Canada, where the book has only been published as eBook in 2013.
The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO is considered one of the most influential authors of our times. His books have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 80 languages.
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, he soon discovered his vocation for writing. He worked as a director, theater actor, songwriter and journalist. His collaboration with Brazilian composer and singer Raúl Seixas gave some of the greatest classic rock songs in Brazil. In 1986, a special meeting led him to make the pilgrimage to Saint James Compostela (in Spain). The Road to Santiago was not only a common pilgrimage but a turning point in his existence. A year later, he wrote The Pilgrimage, an autobiographical novel that is considered the beginning of his career.
In the following year, COELHO published The Alchemist. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time.
Other titles include Brida (1990)
The Valkyries (1992)
By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept (1994)
The collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo entitle Maktub (1994).
The compilation of texts Phrases (1995).
The Fifth Mountain (1996).
Manual of a Warrior of Light (1997).
Veronika decides to die (1998).
The Devil and Miss Prym (2000).
The compilation of traditional tales in Stories for parents, children and grandchildren (2001)
Eleven Minutes (2003).
The Zahir (2005).
Like the Flowing River (2006).
The Witch of Portobello (2006).
The Winner Stands Alone (2008).
Manuscript found in Accra – 2012..
Adultery – 2014.
He has received numerous prestigious international awards. He is member of the Academy of Letters of Brazil since 2002 and Messenger of Peace by the United Nations since 2007. In 2009 he received the Guinness World Record for the most translated author for the same book (The Alchemist).