“At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.”–Paolo Coelho, Eleven Minutes
- Here’s what happens:
- Bold and curious Maria ventures away from her homeland of Brazil in search of adventure, money, or a husband. She surprises herself with her experiences with each of these aspects and what they have to teach her about love, pleasure, and fulfillment.
- It’s good because:
- Paolo Coelho has the amazing ability to explore life’s most complicated mysteries–love, sex, intimacy, fulfillment–in quite simple and profound terms. Maria’s search for the sacred nature of sex and love made sense to me now, but also left me with the impression that its full message will continue to unfold throughout my life as I get wiser and discover deeper levels of love.
- Read if:
- You’re in love, have ever been in love, or are thinking you might be falling in love. Pretty Woman isn’t the only prostitute’s story that will make you examine the inner workings of your heart.
Up next: United States with The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides!