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Manuscript Found in Accra - Margaret Jull Costa, Paulo Coelho
Manuscript Found in Accra
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The latest novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist.There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible. Or to drive away whatever is... show more
The latest novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist.There is nothing wrong with anxiety. Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible. Or to drive away whatever is causing our fear. . . . Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.   *  *  *   July 14, 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, men and women of every age and every faith have gathered to hear the wise words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth:  “Tomorrow, harmony will become discord. Joy will be replaced by grief. Peace will give way to war. . . . None of us can know what tomorrow will hold, because each day has its good and its bad moments. So, when you ask your questions, forget about the troops outside and the fear inside. Our task is not to leave a record of what happened on this date for those who will inherit the Earth; history will take care of that. Therefore, we will speak about our daily lives, about the difficulties we have had to face.”  The people begin with questions about defeat, struggle, and the nature of their enemies; they contemplate the will to change and the virtues of loyalty and solitude; and they ultimately turn to questions of beauty, love, wisdom, sex, elegance, and what the future holds. “What is success?” poses the Copt. “It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.”    *  *  *   Now, these many centuries later, the wise man’s answers are a record of the human values that have endured throughout time. And, in Paulo Coelho’s hands, The Manuscript Found in Accra reveals that who we are, what we fear, and what we hope for the future come from the knowledge and belief that can be found within us, and not from the adversity that surrounds us.    
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385349833 (0385349831)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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Literary Marie's Precision Reviews
Literary Marie's Precision Reviews rated it
5.0 Manuscript Found in Accra
"And to those who believe that adventures are dangerous, I say, try routine; that kills you far more quickly." ~ pg. 54Manuscript Found in Accra is the latest novel from internationally known best-selling author Paulo Coelho. It is set in Jerusalem on July 14, 1099. A community of Christians, Arabs ...
The Girl who Reads
The Girl who Reads rated it
3.0 Manuscript Found in Accra
Three and a half stars!You know exactly what to expect when you pick up a Coelho novel. Not the best yet worth the time. A one time read and that should be all.
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 Manuscript Found in Accra
This little book is like a manual for life. Using biblical quotes, it takes on a lyrical, poetic quality that makes it easy to listen to or read in the print version. A missing papyrus, from the Apocryphal Gospels, is discovered in the 1980’s. The narrator reads the manuscript which was written in t...
The Way She Reads
The Way She Reads rated it
4.0
I received my copy from HarperCollins through NudgeThe year is 1099 (or 4859 or 492, depending on which faith you belong to) and Jerusalem, a place where three Faiths live peacefully side by side, is about to be invaded by crusaders. A man from Athens, known as the Copt, talks to the citizens of Jer...
debnance
debnance rated it
2.0 Manuscript Found in Accra
It was with trepidation that I agreed to review Manuscript Found in Accra. I will say upfront that I am not a big fan of The Alchemist and, if you are going to like this new Coelho book, I feel pretty confident saying that you probably should be a fan of The Alchemist. If you loved The Alchemist, th...
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