Lydia Millet
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Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is a novelist and short-story writer known for her dark humor, idiosyncratic characters and language, and strong interest in the relationship between humans and other animals. Born in Boston, she grew up in Toronto and now lives outside Tucson, Arizona with her two children, where she writes and works in wildlife conservation. Sometimes called a "novelist of ideas," Millet won the PEN-USA award for fiction for her early novel My Happy Life (2002); in 2010, her story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2008, 2011, and 2012 she published three novels in a critically acclaimed series about extinction and personal loss: How the Dead Dream, Ghost Lights, and Magnificence. 2014 saw the publication of her first book for young-adult readers, Pills and Starships; this was followed by Mermaids in Paradise, a satire about a couple honeymooning in the Caribbean. Sweet Lamb of Heaven, a psychological thriller about a woman in hiding from her estranged husband, was published in May 2016.

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    • Fight No More

    • Stories
    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Madeleine Lambert
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In her first story collection since Love in Infant Monkeys, a Pulitzer finalist, Lydia Millet explores what it means to be home. Nina, a lonely real-estate broker estranged from her only relative, is at the center of a web of stories connecting fractured communities and families....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding in Craft and Content!

    • By Tina on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Sweet Lamb of Heaven

    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Lydia Millet
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 71

    When Ned chases Anna and their six-year-old daughter from Alaska to Maine, the two go into hiding in a run-down motel on the coast....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing narration and hard to follow

    • By MadsMN on 07-27-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Mermaids in Paradise

    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In this hilarious novel from Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet, a honeymooning couple makes friends with a marine biologist who discovers genuine mermaids in a coral reef....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rewarded for hanging in with this one

    • By Pictorama on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Magnificence

    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 12

    This stunning novel introduces Susan Lindley, a woman adrift after her husband's death....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Was there a point?

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-16-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Ghost Lights

    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 14

    Hal is a mild-mannered IRS bureaucrat who suspects that his wife is cheating with her younger, more virile coworker....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • funny?

    • By Sherri on 12-04-11

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Oh Pure and Radiant Heart

    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Cori Samuel
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Oh Pure and Radiant Heart plucks the three scientists who were integral to the invention of the atom bomb....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't overlook this!

    • By connie on 03-07-11

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Pills and Starships

    • By: Lydia Millet
    • Narrated by: Mozhan Marno
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    This pause-resisting first YA novel by critically acclaimed author Lydia Millet is stylish and dark and yet deeply hopeful....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Unexpected Pleasure

    • By JGillespieSt on 05-07-16

    Regular price: $19.99

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