WilmU Book Club

August 2021  |  The Archer


Wednesday, August 18, 2021
12:00pm ET

Online through Zoom


The Archer book cover  

Please join the WilmU Book Club for an online discussion of Paulo Coelho's book, The ArcherFrom the #1 best-selling author of The Alchemist comes an inspiring story about a young man seeking wisdom from an elder, and the practical lessons imparted along the way.

Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Staff are all welcome! 

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In The Archer we meet Tetsuya, a man once famous for his prodigious gift with a bow and arrow but who has since retired from public life, and the boy who comes searching for him. The boy has many questions, and in answering them Tetsuya illustrates the way of the bow and the tenets of a meaningful life. Paulo Coelho’s story suggests that living without a connection between action and soul cannot fulfill, that a life constricted by fear of rejection or failure is not a life worth living. Instead one must take risks, build courage, and embrace the unexpected journey fate has to offer.

Read a preview of the book.

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