Veronika is young, beautiful and much admired. She goes out with her friends and admirers, has a steady job and a family that loves her. However, something is still missing in her life. November 1997 an early morning, she decides that she wants to die. Shortly after an overdose of sleeping pills she wakes up at the nearest hospital and is told that even though she is alive, her heart is so damaged why she only has a few days left. We follow Veronika through her last intense days, where new experiences make her question what insanity really is. She realises that every moment of our life is a conscious choice between life and death. Paulo Coelho, born 1947 in Brazil is one of the most loved authors of our time, and simultaneously one of the most influential. His books have sold more than 47 million copies in 156 countries.