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Typewriter from Brady Udall's "The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint"

Lovers of good writing will find this a pleasure, period.”
Kirkus Reviews , starred review

Udall observes with a keen eye for the ridiculous while showing compassion. Enthusiastically recommended.
-- Library Journal , starred review

Funny and wise, The Lonely Polygamist stands with other great family novels such as The Corrections and Middlesex , and sets Udall on the top shelf of American writers.
--Hannah Tinti

This is big-hearted American storytelling, the best new book I’ve read in years.
—Bonnie Jo Campbell

The Lonely Polygamist is a heft, eager and bittersweet novel, and it is a page-turner. Read this remarkable novel, friend, live with it.
—John Dufresne

The Lonely Polygamist is both an astounding feat and a sumptuous feast. This is the Second Coming of the Great American Novel. Or is it the Third? Who’s counting? Read this brilliant book.”
— Rabih Alameddine, author of The Hakawati

Brady Udall’s The Lonely Polygamist is a highly original, brilliant novel from the first page on. It’s one of the best I’ve read.
— Sherri Gallantine, Vromans Bookstore (Pasadena, CA)

This novel is headed straight for the bestseller list, appealing not only to the “Big Love” crowd but to any reader who loves great characters, adroit prose and a plot that keeps you reading late into the night.”
— Gayle Shanks, Changing Hands Bookstore (Tempre, AZ)

The Lonely Polygamist reminds me of the best of John Irving. Funny, sometimes outrageously so, heartbreaking, redemptive, with characters so brilliantly conceived that they live on in my heart and mind.”
— Cathy Langer, The Tattered Cover (Denver, CO)

Every chapter (sometimes every paragraph) is a vignette, and each is by turns hilarious and moving. Truly, Brady Udall is our modern day Charles Dickens.”
— Anne Holman, The King’s English Bookshop (Salt Lake City, UT)

“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 a part of a family.
— Roberta Dyer, Broadway Books (Portland, OR)

Funny and wise, The Lonely Polygamist stands with other great family novels such as The Corrections and Middlesex , and sets Udall on the top shelf of American writers.
--Hannah Tinti

This is big-hearted American storytelling, the best new book I’ve read in years.
—Bonnie Jo Campbell

The Lonely Polygamist is a heft, eager and bittersweet novel, and it is a page-turner. Read this remarkable novel, friend, live with it.
—John Dufresne

“Terrifically thought-provoking . . . a constantly shifting but marvelously controlled story”
—Bookreporter.com

“Uproarious . . . Udall’s storytelling [displays] ease and humor”
—Philadelphia Inquirer

“An absorbing, moving entertaining novel that will transport the reader into Golden’s chaotic world, making most other lives seem calm by comparison . . . Good-humored and wise, The Lonely Polygamist is, as Rusty thinks of spending time with Trish, “as good as it could possibly get, better than cherry Popsicles on a yacht with Wonder Woman”
—Dallas Morning News

“I don’t know how true to life this story may be. But it feels right, and it reads beautifully and often hilariously, and I liked it an awful lot”
—Portland Oregonian

"Entertaining . . . very moving . . . Impressive"
—Chicago Tribune

"If you're looking for a big, funny, moving novel to read this spring, look no farther."
—New West

“A rich, poignant look at a family whose lifestyle may seem absolutely aberrant, but for whom life’s issues are wholeheartedly normal.”
—Boise Weekly

“One of the best novels I’ve read in a while . . . one of the most appealing, original, and brilliantly tragicomic protagonists to appear in American fiction in some time.”
—Newsday

“[A] compelling, rollicking story”
—Salt Lake Tribune

“The Lonely Polygamist is a great American novel, perhaps the great American novel of the year.”
—BookPage

“How often does The Great American Novel truly come along?”
—Sexy Prime

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