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 Flipboard Email NPR stories about Adultery Review 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.