Fifth Mountain: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
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In the ninth century b.c., the Phoenician princess Jezebel orders the execution of all the prophets who refuse to worship the pagan god Baal. Commanded by an angel of God to flee Israel, Elijah seeks safety in the land of Zarephath, where he unexpectedly finds true love with a young widow. But this newfound rapture is to be cut short, and Elijah sees all of his hopes and dreams irrevocably erased as he is swept into a whirlwind of events that threatens his very existence.

Written with the same masterful prose and clarity of vision that made The Alchemist an international phenomenon, The Fifth Mountain is a quietly moving account of a man touched by the hand of God who must triumph over his frustrations in a soul-shattering trial of faith.

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User Review  - Nataliec7 - LibraryThing

An interesting read. I opened it, not knowing what to expect really but having a bit of an idea of Coelho's writing having read 2 of his books before. I found it a good read, easy to get into and ... Read full review

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User Review  - BenKline - LibraryThing

A bit more interesting than "Veronika Decides to Die" but still typical mystical New-Age writing from Paulo Coelho. Not as bad as VDtD, and definitely not as preachy - this is a modern retelling of ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, The Winner Stands Alone, Aleph, Manuscript Found in Accra, and Adultery, among others, have sold over 175 million copies worldwide, and The Alchemist has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 360 weeks.

Paulo Coelho has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002, and in 2007, he was appointed United Nations Messenger of Peace. He is also the most followed author on social media.

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