'Paulo Coelho's Best Story' skims surface of author's life

Paulo Coelho's mega-selling novels and memoirs - allegorical, abounding in aphorisms and supplemented by a prolific social-media output - have made him a revered figure for millions of modern-day seekers. The screen version of the Brazilian author's life, a period-hopping attempt to shatter the... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Finding 'value in the valley': YA authors at a Festival panel on Black life and self-love

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Rep. John Lewis’s Life Story Continues in ‘Run: Book One’

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