A Novel

Book - 2009
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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 enthralling novel incorporates themes that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure. It is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2009, c2008
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed
ISBN: 9780061578953
Branch Call Number: COELHO P
Characteristics: xiv, 212, 27 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Costa, Margaret Jull


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Jun 25, 2015

I have been drawn to Paulo Coelho's writing since reading "The Alchemist," and "Aleph." Brida did not disappoint. It is a book which I consider to be spiritual; but i can well see how someone else may call it a romance or a book about witchcraft. If you were to summarize it in one sentence it'd have to be about finding yourself and your place in the world.

IMolina3 Dec 08, 2014

My second book of Paulo Coelho its exquisite story.

SailorSaturn Sep 16, 2014

A book about soul searching and discovering the meaning of oneself. Your soul mate isn't always the person you end up devoting the rest of your life with but rather one who knows how to nourish your mind, heart, and spirit.

Jun 16, 2014

I adore Paulo Coelho; his deep way of looking at the world sparks my soul.

I was so excited to read Brida but was surprisingly let down by the dry writing and odd pace. Perhaps that's just his style, as this was my first read by Coelho and I didn't know shat to expect. I guess it just wasn't for me.

May 08, 2014

A novel with a supernatural spin, allowing love, mysticism and the search for answers to blend and co-exist in the same story.i wount recomended to someone not interested in learning about wichcraft and cristianity.

Aug 14, 2012

Interesting, but not nearly as good as the Alchemist.

Jun 01, 2011

Not the best work of Coelho but still an amazing contribution modern literature. It follows a traditional victorian plot arch but is a new take on a frequently explored topic: magic. I am not a fan of fantasy books but I liked Brida because it added a more modern and relatable feel to the surreal.

Feb 15, 2011

I liked it, but it was a little too out of the norm for me. I didn't like a lot of things in it, like the path of the sun or moon and the witch guy. It wasn't my favorite book on magic and witches. I have read much better.

May 11, 2010

well written but a bit odd. i didn't really connect with the characters or relate to the themes in this novel.

Jan 03, 2009

Recommended by Costco.


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Jul 24, 2014

"Every moment in life is an act of faith. You could choose to fill it with snakes and scorpions or with a strong protecting force. That faith cannot be explained. It was simply a Dark Night. And all she had to do was accept it or not." --Paulo Coelho


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