Books The Lonely Polygamist A Novel by Brady Udall Hardcover, 602 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $26.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Lonely PolygamistSubtitleA NovelAuthorBrady Udall Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Paperback, 602 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $15.95, published May 9 2011 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Lonely PolygamistSubtitleA NovelAuthorBrady Udall Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Golden Richards, a polygamist with four wives and twenty-eight children, has a midlife crisis affair that threatens to destroy his family's future. Genres: Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Lonely Polygamist New In Paperback All Alone: In Captivity, In Marriage, In Language, In War May 18, 2011 Much talked-about novels arrive this week: Emma Donoghue's Room, about a captive mother and child, Justin Cronin's apocalyptic vampire novel The Passage, and Brady Udall's The Lonely Polygamist. In nonfiction, there's Sebastian Junger's War in Afghanistan, and Robert McCrum explains how English become the world's common tongue. Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2010 Booksellers' Picks: 15 Soaring Summer Reads May 29, 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. Booksellers' Picks: 15 Soaring Summer Reads Listen · 7:20 7:20 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/127212916/127286916" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Excerpt: 'The Lonely Polygamist' May 27, 2010 What We're Reading What We're Reading, May 4-10 May 4, 2010 It's Jesus versus his evil twin (really) in Philip Pullman's newest. Fierce will and family love take the first lady's brother from the South Side to the Ivy League in a surprisingly affecting memoir. A big novel of a Big Love-style family, in The Lonely Polygamist. And Chelsea Handler goes off in Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang.