Veronika Decides to Die

Veronika Decides to Die

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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
  • 36,632

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'

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

`One of the few to deserve the term "Publishing Phenomenon"'
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About Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. Especially renowned for The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, he has sold more than 85 million books worldwide and has been translated into 63 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France's Legion d'Honneur, Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. He writes a weekly column syndicated throughout the world.
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Rating details

157,601 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 27% (42,305)
4 33% (52,720)
3 27% (41,786)
2 9% (14,711)
1 4% (6,079)

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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