Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die

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Description

The new novel from internationally acclaimed author Paulo Coelho - a dramatic story of love, life and death that shows us all why every second of our existence is a choice we all make between living and dying.


Veronika has everything she could wish for. She is young and pretty, has plenty of boyfriends, a steady job, a loving family. Yet she is not happy; something is lacking in her life, and one morning she decides to die. She takes an overdose of sleeping pills, only to wake up some time later in the local hospital. There she is told that her heart is damaged and she has only a few days to live.


The story follows Veronika through these intense days as to her surprise she finds herself experiencing feelings she has never really felt before. Against all odds she finds herself falling in love and even wanting to live again...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 111 x 178 x 14mm | 120g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007103468
  • 9780007103461
  • 18,276

Review quote

'Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts... he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face'
DAILY EXPRESS


'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people'
THE TIMES


'One of the few to deserve the term "Publishing Phenomenon"'
THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
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About Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is the author of The Alchemist, he was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Being the author of 30 books that have sold over 320 million copies in 170 countries, he has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Paulo Coelho has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2007 and this has allowed him to continue to promote intercultural dialogue and to focus on the needs of children. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and the recipient of over 115 awards and honours, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Grinzane Cavour Book Award and the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur, to name a few.


Other titles include: The Pilgrimage, Brida, The Valkyries, The Fifth Mountain, Manual of the Warrior of Light, Veronika Decides to Die, The Devil and Miss Prym, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, Like the Flowing River, The Witch of Portobello, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph.
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Rating details

185,690 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 27% (50,600)
4 33% (62,205)
3 26% (48,311)
2 9% (17,104)
1 4% (7,470)

Our customer reviews

Paulo Coelho has crafted another beautiful little novel once again. Only 200 pages long, but he doesn't waste a single one. Touching on a number of issues from life and the society we live in, to death, suicide and fear of everyday. Not exactly light reading but I definitely recommend to anyone after a story with a more profound message to give. Can't wait to read more by Paulo Coelho!show more
by Shane Abarca
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