A novel from internationally acclaimed author Paulo Coelho a dramatic story of love life and death that shows us all why every second of our existence is a choice we all make between living and dying. Veronika has everything she could wish for. She is young and pretty has plenty of boyfriends a steady job a loving family. Yet she is not happy something is lacking in her life and one morning she decides to die. She takes an overdose of sleeping pills only to wake up some time later in the local hospital. There she is told that her heart is damaged and she has only a few days to live. The story follows Veronika through these intense days as to her surprise she finds herself experiencing feelings she has never really felt before. Against all odds she finds herself falling in love and even wanting to live again Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. Especially renowned for The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes he has sold more than 85 million books worldwide and has been translated into 63 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France’s Legion d’Honneur Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. He writes a weekly column syndicated throughout the world.