The Archer (Hardcover)
If you found meaning in The Alchemist, you’ll surely enjoy this new treasure by Paulo Coelho. Don’t let the title confuse you! This book is not exactly about an archer, rather it’s a beautiful metaphor for living a rewarding life! The book may be short, but it is packed full of wisdom! I read it twice, just to soak it all in! This is the kind of book you’ll want to keep on your shelf, to reread at different points of your life. In my opinion, this book would be a great gift for that special someone in your life!
- VirgieDelectable December Staff Picks
I was completely captivated by this book from the moment I picked it up and read the whole book in one sitting. The illustrations are a beautiful way of adding more of a visual picture to the story. Paulo Coelho does a wonderful job explaining how the pupil must stay focused because the smallest detail can make a great master. Coelho has been one of my favorite authors for years because the message he shares within the lines of each one of his books has always been so powerful and enlightening. This is a wonderful book for all ages because it's very short and easy to read. -LilyJocund July Staff Picks
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.
About the Author
PAULO COELHO is the author of many international best sellers, including The Alchemist, Eleven Minutes, The Pilgrimage, and The Fifth Mountain. He has been a member of the Academy of Letters of Brazil since 2002 and in 2007 was named a Messenger of Peace by the United Nations. In 2009, he received the Guinness World Record for Most Translated Author for the Same Book (The Alchemist).
“[Coelho’s] books have had a life-enhancing effect on millions of people.” —The Times (London)
“His writing is like a path of energy that inadvertently leads readers to themselves, toward their mysterious and faraway souls.” —Le Figaro