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Eleven Minutes

by Paulo Coelho

Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
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    Mar 2004, 288 pages
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    Apr 2005, 304 pages

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Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the city where he now lives. In 1970, after deciding that law school was not for him, he traveled through much of South America, North Africa, Mexico, and Europe. Returning to Brazil after two years, he began a successful career as a popular songwriter. In 1974, he was imprisoned for a short time by the military dictatorship then ruling in Brazil. In 1980, he experienced one of the defining moments of his life: he walked the 500-plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain and achieved a self-awareness and a spiritual awakening that he later described in The Pilgrimage.  
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Bibliography  
This is a partial list of books by Coelho, dates are believed to be first publication dates - English translations lag by quite a few years in many cases.  The asterixed books are the ones I can confirm are available in English). 

  • The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream* (1988)
  • The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest For Ancient Wisdom* (1987)
  • Brida (1990)
  • The Valkyries: An Encounter With Angels* (1992)
  • Maktub (1994)
  • By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept* (1994)
  • The Fifth Mountain* (1996)
  • Manual of the Warrior of Light (1997)
  • Veronika Decides To Die* (1998)
  • The Devil and Miss Pym* (2000)
  • Fathers, Sons & Grandsons (2001)
  • Eleven Minutes* (2003)

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