Let Us Be True is Erna Buffie’s first book publication. Over the past 25 years, she has written, directed and produced numerous award-winning documentary films for broadcasters around the world, and has interviewed some of the world’s most interesting scientists and thinkers, including David Suzuki, Gloria Steinam and Jane Goodall. In 2013 she won the award for Best Direction in a Documentary at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards for her film Smarty Plants and in 2011, she wrote and directed The Changing Sea, which won several awards, including The Save The Seas Foundation Award at the 2011 International Wildlife Film Festival. Her other film writing and directing credits include The Pill, By Woman’s Hand and The Burning Times. Erna lived in Montreal for 20 years, and in a seaside home just outside of Halifax, for seven. In 2011, she decided to return to the prairies and the city where she was born and raised. She now divides her time between Winnipeg and a small cottage on Long Pine Lake in the Whiteshell, which she shares with her husband and their little grey mutt.
Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.
Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.