Bay Area Book Club

Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Time: 07:30 PM
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Bay Area Book Club is a free monthly gathering held in Fremont's Border
for month of Febuary we will be reading:
Alchemist By Paulo Coelho
Avaliable at Barns & Nobels & Borders Bookstores
We will meet on Wednesday, Febuary 22, 2006 @ 7:30 pm
Fremont's Border Bookstore: 39210 Fremont Hub, Suite 211Fremont, CA 94536
http://bayareabookclub.blogspot.com/


The Alchemist
BY Paulo Coelho


The novel tells the tale of Santiago, a boy who has a dream and the courage to follow it. After listening to "the signs" the boy ventures in his personal, Ulysses-like journey of exploration and self-discovery, symbolically searching for a hidden treasure located near the pyramids in Egypt. When he decides to go, his father's only advice is "Travel the world until you see that our castle is the greatest, and our women the most beautiful". In his journey, Santiago sees the greatness of the world, and meets all kinds of exciting people like kings and alchemists. However, by the end of the novel, he discovers that "treasure lies where your heart belongs", and that the treasure was the journey itself, the discoveries he made, and the wisdom he acquired. "The Alchemist", is an exciting novel that bursts with optimism; it is the kind of novel that tells you that everything is possible as long as you really want it to happen.


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