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Selected by Jeanne Goodrich, executive director for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

In The Lonely Polygamist (W.W. Norton & Co, 2010), author Brady Udall pulls off an unlikely feat: he makes a family of one man, four wives, and 28 children seem normal and engaging, because they are beset by the trivial and epic successes and tragedies of most of our lives. The story of Golden Richards and his brood is by turns raucously funny and darkly heartbreaking, completely engrossing as well as sumptuously entertaining. A very well-written novel by one of our finest contemporary authors.

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I Love You Philip Morris (R)

Movie Review

I Love You Philip Morris (R)

There’s something truly romantic about the bond between Ewan McGregor’s and Jim Carrey’s gay lovers in this con-man story. Based on the exploits of an actual thief named Steven Russell, the movie is funny and dramatic. Russell discovers a love for fellow prison inmate Phillip Morris (McGregor) while serving time. Lots of fun goofy sight-gags, slapstick chase scenes and snappy character bluffs.