Nominated by:

Galway County Library, Ireland

Jacksonville Public Library, USA

Publisher of nominated edition:

Alfred A. Knopf, USA


Paulo Coelho      

Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa & Zoë Perry

2016 Longlist

“I want to change. I need to change. I’m gradually losing touch with myself.”

Adultery, the provocative new novel by Paulo Coelho, explores the question of what it means to live life fully and happily, finding the balance between life’s routine and the desire for something new.

(from publisher)

About the Author

One of the most influential writers of our time, Paulo Coelho is the author of many international best sellers, including The Alchemist, Aleph, Eleven Minutes, and Manuscript Found in Accra. Translated into 80 languages, his books have sold more than 165 million copies in more than 170 countries. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and has received the Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. In 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Librarians’ Comments

To the outside world, Linda seems to have it all: a perfect marriage; beautiful children; and a great job. Inside, though, she keeps a secret. Linda is intensely unhappy. A chance encounter with an ex-boyfriend makes her realize what she is missing, is passion. In Adultery, Coelho uses Linda’s journey to explore the age old question, what is true happiness?

An interesting take, and self examination, on a common subject.

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