By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

by Paulo Coelho | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0722535201 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSherlockfanwing of Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on 2/20/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSherlockfanwing from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, February 20, 2011
A very good book to register on the 7th anniversary of my joining BookCrossing. It has come to me through Southrn Cross Book Exchange. I really enjoyed Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist" and expect to find this one as absorbing.

From back cover:
To love is to lose control!
Pilar fell in love when she was seventeen, but her lover left to exlore the world beyond their home town. Eleven years on, she's a feisty young woman who has learned to expect nothing from men, until she receives an unexpected call from her childhood sweetheart. He's grown into a handsome, charismatic spiritual teacher who has turned to religion as a refuge from his inner conflicts.

Together they journey through the French Pyrenees, and she discovers more about her lover's miraculous spiritual gifts. But as they grow closer, the question arises: will he be forced to choose between romantic love and love for the whole of humanity?

Journal Entry 2 by wingSherlockfanwing at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, October 27, 2011
I found this required fierce concentration and a certain amount of dispensing with scepticism. It is a beautifully written story that would perhaps appeal more to readers with stronger faith than I currently have.
Having had no experience at all with speaking in tongues those few passages sat uneasily with me.
I'm really pleased to have had the opportunity to read the book as I'd always have wondered about the name.
The ending was most satisfactory.

Journal Entry 3 by wingSherlockfanwing at Martha's Pantry in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, October 29, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (10/30/2011 UTC) at Martha's Pantry in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Journal Entry 4 by chicklitfan at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Caught at the Martha's Pantry meetup at the end of last month. Will read then bookcross

Journal Entry 5 by fee19 at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, May 13, 2015
caught at the May monthly Bookcrossing meet up in Wellington.

Released 3 yrs ago (3/2/2016 UTC) at One Red Dog Restaurant (Waterfront) in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Not sure if I read this book - didn't finish it and can't remember the plot. Time for it to go to another reader

Journal Entry 7 by fee19 at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, October 27, 2019
Not sure how long this has been on my TBR mountain. Finally got round to reading it.
Have to agree with Sherlockfan - beautifully written but too religious for me. Enjoyed reading it though.

Journal Entry 8 by fee19 at Trax Cafe & Bar in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (11/7/2019 UTC) at Trax Cafe & Bar in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Taken to the Wellington Bookcrossing Meetup at Trax, 7/11/2019.

Journal Entry 9 by fee19 at Paraparaumu Train Station in Paraparaumu, Wellington Province New Zealand on Friday, November 08, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (11/12/2019 UTC) at Paraparaumu Train Station in Paraparaumu, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Not taken at the meetup, so will release at Paraparaumu Station on the shelf next to the ticket window.

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