Hottest Summer Reads for Moms in 2013
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By Paulo Coelho
This international bestseller was first published in Portuguese in 1988 and has since been translated into 56 languages. It's back on readers' radars this summer because a film adaptation produced by Harvey Weinstein and starring Laurence Fishburne is coming out in 2014. The allegorical novel follows a Spanish shepherd boy who dreams one night of finding treasure in the pyramids of Egypt. He leaves on foot to pursue his dream, and encounters a wise alchemist in the desert who teaches him about understanding omens and following one's dreams. Under 200 pages, The Alchemist is a quick and spellbinding read.