~ Paulo Coelho


Characters – Santiago

Setting Egypt

Literary awards – National book award nominee for translation(2015)

Paulo Coelho’s enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity a inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherded boy named Santiago who travels from his home land in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buriek in the pyramids.

Along the way he meets a gypsy women, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. Noone 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.

Lush, evocating, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is an eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.