“Golden Richards is a husband and father whose four wives and 28 children compete for his time while he tries to make a living as a builder. Without vilifying the polygamist lifestyle, Brady Udall sets a very ordinary man into an overwhelming family situation. This is a family at a crossroads, and through them we glimpse the joys, sorrows, faith, doubt and love that encompass all modern families. Beautifully sad and hopefully lonely, this engrossing epic holds up a mirror to anyone who has been a father, mother, sister, brother, son or daughter.” —Mara Lynn Luther, Chapter One Book Store, Hamilton Montana
This book was selected by a committee of Northwest indie booksellers for its 2010 Shortlist.