Lonely Polygamist

By Brady Udall
(Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780099498032)

Publication Date: May 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer '11 Reading Group List
“The Lonely Polygamist is the story of 45-year-old Golden Richards, a hapless soul, whose four wives, 28 children, and one paramour run his life. By turns laugh-out-loud funny and hauntingly sad, this novel is a big, fat, satisfying read that will make you reconsider what it means to be part of a family. Plus, it contains the naughtiest, goofiest 11-year-old boy who will ever break your heart.”
-- Roberta Dyer, Broadway Books, Portland, OR
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the May 2010 Indie Next List


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In this "New York Times" bestseller, "Udall masterfully portrays the hapless foibles and tragic yearnings of our fellow humans."--"San Francisco Chronicle."



NPR
Monday, May 31, 2010

Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations from booksellers Rona Brinlee, Lucia Silva and Daniel Goldin. Their selections for summertime reading include books about small-town America, a polygamist father in over his head, and a postmistress in New England during World War II. More at NPR.org

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