By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

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Baker & Taylor
"The story of a young Spanish woman, Pilar, and her encounter with her lost love, an unnamed spiritual seeker who comes to worship the feminine face of God. Clarke's translation is, as usual, somewhat hurried and condensed as if he's impatient with Coelho's admittedly belabored and self-consciously poetical style"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.http://www.loc.gov/hlas/A parable set against the backdrop of the French Pyrenees follows an independent but restless young woman whose life is changed forever by an encounter with a childhood friend, now a mesmerizing seminarian and rumored miracle worker

Blackwell North Amer
Pilar is an independent and practical yet restless young woman, frustrated by the daily grind of university life and looking for greater meaning in her existence. Her life is forever transformed by an encounter with a childhood friend, now a mesmerizing and handsome spiritual teacher - and a rumored miracle worker - who leads her on a journey through the French Pyrenees, a magical landscape that has been home to holy visions and miracles through the ages.
On this passionate adventure of the heart and spirit, the two lovers together glimpse the feminine face of God and receive a startling revelation about the divine - that what they have always known as God is actually love, the powerful, essential force that is the very water of life. As they rediscover each other, Pilar and her lover also discover the joyous power at the heart of the human experience, and Paulo Coelho, our preeminent weaver of spiritual adventure, once again opens a window onto exhilaration and inspiration for his characters and readers alike.

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An inspirational parable set against the backdrop of the French Pyrenees follows an independent but restless young woman whose life is changed forever by an encounter with a childhood friend, now a mesmerizing seminarian and rumored miracle worker. $75,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, [1996]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780062513991
0062513990
9780062513984
0062513982
Branch Call Number: FIC Co 1996
Characteristics: x, 210 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Clarke, Alan (Alan R.)

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jzuppan
May 04, 2017

This book was much too short. Could not keep my eyes dry.

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msemos
Jul 24, 2015

on the surface a love story about two people who haven't seen each other for years. the story talks to love and openness and forgiveness. beautifully written to make the reader think of these topics but it misses being really good somehow

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iSvet
Dec 13, 2011

A love story with a hint of mysticism. Disappointing!

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millssean21
Jul 14, 2010

I really enjoy the works from Paulo Coelho.
This one in my opionion was not my favorite. But it is still not a bad read.
A good ending though.

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