By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

A Novel of Foregiveness

Book - 1998
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From Paulo Coelho, author of the bestselling The Alchemist, comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life.

Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after eleven years? Time has transformed Pilar into a strong and independent woman, while her devoted childhood friend has grown into a handsome and charismatic spiritual leader. She has learned well how to bury her feelings . . . and he has turned to religion as a refuge from his raging inner conflicts.

Now they are together once again, embarking on a journey fraught with difficulties, as long-buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after more than a decade. But in a small village in the French Pyrenees, by the waters of the River Piedra, a most special relationship will be reexamined in the dazzling light of some of life's biggest questions.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1998, c1996.
Edition: First HarperPerennial edition
ISBN: 9780061122095
Branch Call Number: COELHO P
Characteristics: vii, 180 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Clarke, Alan (Alan R.)


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May 04, 2017

This book was much too short. Could not keep my eyes dry.

Jul 24, 2015

on the surface a love story about two people who haven't seen each other for years. the story talks to love and openness and forgiveness. beautifully written to make the reader think of these topics but it misses being really good somehow

Dec 13, 2011

A love story with a hint of mysticism. Disappointing!

Jul 14, 2010

I really enjoy the works from Paulo Coelho.
This one in my opionion was not my favorite. But it is still not a bad read.
A good ending though.


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