Book you think everyone should read
- The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
I came to this country nearly 25 years ago as a graduate student with one suitcase. Like Santiago in the book, I too followed my dream. This is a great novel that bursts with optimism. As the alchemist himself says, "When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true." We never lose the ability to control our lives.