But how I know who my Soulmate is?By taking risks, she said to Brida.

Brida, a young Irish girl, has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her to trust in the goodness of the world, and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.

This entralling novel incorporates thems that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure. It is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spritiuality from the master storyteller.

BRIDA


But how I know who my Soulmate is?By taking risks, she said to Brida.

Brida, a young Irish girl, has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her to trust in the goodness of the world, and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.

This entralling novel incorporates thems that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure. It is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spritiuality from the master storyteller.

Editions

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Albanian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malayalam, Marathi, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Reviews

"An inspiring reading experience insured ... together with Brida you can learn to dance and if not at least fill-up with inspiration for the rest of your inner-search Quest"
-- COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE, LITERATURE SECTION, ISRAEL, JANUARY 2009

 

"Coelho's consistent readers will adore this book...
His writing is coherent and flowing...
if he wouldn't exist God would have had to create him!"
-- "OTHER LIVES", ISRAEL, JANUARY 2009

 

"Also in this book Coelho sweeps us to a mysterious world
which teaches us to look at the world a whole different way."
-- MEKOMON RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL, DECEMBER 4TH, 2008

 

"A master storyteller, Coelho writes beautifully. (…)
Brida is a wonderfully enjoyable tale. "
-- IRISH POST, 10 MAI 2008

 

"Coelho is a beautiful storyteller and he turns Brida's tale of self-discovery into a beautiful story."
-- LONDON LITE, 18 MARCH 2008

 

"Brida is sure to become every bit at successful as his other novels!"
-- THE COURIER, NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY, 3 MARCH 2008

 

"Brida is a captivating read thanks to the author’s ability to weave sheer magic into his words."
-- DECCAN HERALD, INDIA, JULY 2008

 

"Brida continues Coelho’s legacy to the utter joy of his readers!"
-- DECCAN HERALD, INDIA, JULY 2008

 

"An interesting read, delving into witchcraft, alternative religions and the sacred feminine."
-- THE TIMES OF INDIA, INDIA, MAY 2008

 

"Philosophical brilliance!"
--THE TIMES OF INDIA, INDIA, MAY 2008

 

"Coelho in almost each of his sentences is such that we cannot walk his thoughts by indifferently."
--GAZETA LUBUSKA, POLAND, MAY 2008

 

"About spiritual awakening. In BRIDA Paulo Coelho touches the most
sensitive chords regarding passing of time, uniqueness of existence and the desire of happiness."
--DZIENNIK POLSKI, POLAND, MAY 2008

 

"For the seekers of reflection."
--NA ZYWO, POLAND, MAY 2008

 

"After reading BRIDA, you will think about what moment of life you really are."
--GLAMOUR, POLAND, JUNE 2008

 

"BRIDA is a story about the spiritual quests. It is a story about the most important questions."
--ECHO, POLAND, JUNE 2008

 

"The enthusiasts of Paulo Coelho can expect another journey inside their soul."
--ECHO MIASTA - KATOWICE, POLAND, JUNE 2008

 

"Coelho's loyal fan base will welcome the U.S. publication of BRIDA, another mystical pilgrimage from the master of the genre... a journey well worth taking."
-- BOOKLIST

 

"A master storyteller Coelho writes beautifully and hast just the right combination of mysticism and realism to make it a fulfilling and inspiring book.
This is a wonderful enjoyable tale which if you are open to the concept of spirituality and self-discovery will provide you with an evocative and rewarding read."
-- IRISH POST

 

"Slighter than some of Coelho’s philosophically meatier novels, Brida is still a journey well worth taking; librarians should expect high demand."
-- MARGARET FLANAGAN, BOOKLIST USA

 

"Paulo Coelho’s latest novel ‘Brida’, one of his 13 international bestsellers, evokes a spellbinding experience of love, passion, mystery and spirituality."
-- SPICEZEE, NEW DELHI

Extracts

“We women, when we’re searching for a meaning to our lives or for the path of knowledge, always identify with one of four classic archetypes.
“The Virgin (and I’m not speaking here of a sexual virgin) is the one whose search springs from her complete independence, and everything she learns is the fruit of her ability to face challenges alone.
“The Martyr finds her way to self-knowledge through pain, suffering, and surrender.
“The Saint finds her true reason for living in unconditional love and in her ability to give without asking anything in return.
“Finally, the Witch justifies her existence by going in search of complete and limitless pleasure.”
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Choosing a path meant having to miss out on others. She had a whole life to live, and she was always thinking that, in the future, she might regret the choices she made now.


“I’m afraid of committing myself,” she thought to herself.


She wanted to follow all possible paths and so ended up following none. After her first romantic disappointment, she had never again given herself entirely. She feared pain, loss, and separation.


These things were inevitable on the path to love, and the only way of avoiding them was by deciding not to take that path at all.
In order not to suffer, you had to renounce love. It was like putting out your own eyes not to see the bad things in life.
Ever since time began, people have recognized their true Love by the light in their eyes.


“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”


“Don’t bother trying to explain your emotions. Live everything as intensely as you can and keep whatever you felt as a gift from God. The best way to destroy the bridge between the visible and invisible is by trying to explain your emotions.”


“But how will I know who my Soulmate is?” Brida felt that this was one of the most important questions she had ever asked in her life.


“By taking risks” she said to Brida. ‘ By risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in your search for Love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.”


Nothing is completely wrong. Even a broken watch is right twice a day.

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