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Nov 09 2010

The Lonely Polygamist

Lonely Polygamist coverBook: The Lonely Polygamist

Author: Brady Udall

Reviewer: Marian Fragola, Director, Program Planning and Outreach, NCSU Libaries

I just loved this big, messy book about a man surrounded by multiple wives and children, but still trying to fill an inner emptiness. When Golden Richards, the lonely polygamist of the title, goes looking for love to fill that emptiness . . . well, you’ll have to find out for yourself.  Sure, the book isn’t perfect, but what a juicy, wonderful read, although some pretty terrible things happen to the characters (keep a box of tissues nearby). If you haven’t yet, also check out Udall’s The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, another knock-out heartbreaker. Whew! Udall sure can tell a story.