HPGM Book Club
August 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Looking to add a few page-turners to your reading list? Look no further! HPGM’s book club meets every other month to discuss great titles from a wide selection of topics and genres.
THE ALCHEMIST | PAULO COELHO
Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel in the eclectic “magical realism” category is dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom. An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, a man who claims to be an alchemist and then a real one who doesn’t brag at all, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within – the fine line between reality and the spiritual. Did he summon the sandstorm that led to his escape or was it a coincidence? Did he really feel Fatima’s kiss on his cheek at the end, or was it just a sense. Lush, evocative, and full of awesome quotes about being, the story of Santiago is a testament to the transforming power of our dreams, whether real or imagined, and the importance of listening to our hearts.
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