• $13.99

Publisher Description

From the #1 best-selling author of The Alchemist comes an inspiring story about a young man seeking wisdom from an elder, and the practical lessons imparted along the way. Includes stunning illustrations by Christoph Niemann.

“A novelist who writes in a universal language.” —The New York Times

In The Archer we meet Tetsuya, a man once famous for his prodigious gift with a bow and arrow but who has since retired from public life, and the boy who comes searching for him. The boy has many questions, and in answering them Tetsuya illustrates the way of the bow and the tenets of a meaningful life. Paulo Coelho's story suggests that living without a connection between action and soul cannot fulfill, that a life constricted by fear of rejection or failure is not a life worth living. Instead one must take risks, build courage, and embrace the unexpected journey fate has to offer.

With the wisdom, generosity, simplicity, and grace that have made him an international best seller, Paulo Coelho provides the framework for a rewarding life: hard work, passion, purpose, thoughtfulness, the willingness to fail, and the urge to make a difference.

Fiction & Literature
November 10
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House Canada

Customer Reviews

luminousOrb ,

A little too simple

Hoping for a well thought out story about archery? This definitely isn’t that book. In many ways, it’s just a more polished, prettier version of Way of the Bow (2008). Once again, Paulo doesn’t take any risks or cover any ground he hasn’t covered countless times before. Most will certainly be wondering if the steep price justifies this super short book.

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