Books Adultery by Paulo Coelho Paperback, 255 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $14.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAdulteryAuthorPaulo Coelho Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Hardcover, 255 pages, Random House Inc, $24.95, published August 19 2014 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAdulteryAuthorPaulo Coelho Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A wife and mother in her 30s works through midlife apathy by engaging in a passionate affair with a successful politician who was once her high-school sweetheart. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Awards and Recognition 9 weeks on NPR Paperback Fiction Bestseller List 9 weeks on NPR Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List Also by Paulo Coelho Manuscript Found in Accra The Alchemist Aleph Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Adultery Book Reviews You Would Think 'Adultery' Would Be A Little More Tantalizing August 19, 2014 Critic Heller McAlpin says readers picking up Paulo Coelho's new Adultery in search of deep philosophical insight on marital infidelity and a lack of cliches might be better off with Madame Bovary.