Lydia Millet


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in Boston, The United States
December 05, 1968

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Lydia Millet is the PEN Award-winning author of eleven works of literary fiction, including Sweet Lamb of Heaven and Magnificence, which have been New York Times Notable Books and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists. She lives in Arizona.

Average rating: 3.33 · 14,559 ratings · 2,726 reviews · 30 distinct worksSimilar authors
Mermaids in Paradise

2.77 avg rating — 2,670 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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Sweet Lamb of Heaven

2.94 avg rating — 2,501 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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Love in Infant Monkeys

3.45 avg rating — 708 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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How the Dead Dream

3.56 avg rating — 943 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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Oh Pure and Radiant Heart

3.68 avg rating — 554 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
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Magnificence

3.38 avg rating — 725 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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My Happy Life

3.72 avg rating — 487 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Ghost Lights

3.34 avg rating — 611 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Pills and Starships

3.29 avg rating — 323 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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Fight No More: Stories

4.05 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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How the Dead Dream Ghost Lights Magnificence
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The Fires Beneath the Sea The Shimmers in the Night The Bodies of the Ancients
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3.48 avg rating — 208 ratings

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“It is not learning we need at all. Individuals need learning but the culture needs something else, the pulse of light on the sea, the warm urge of huddling together to keep out the cold. We need empathy, we need the eyes that still can weep.”
Lydia Millet, Oh Pure and Radiant Heart

“The rooms of his apartment were full with the dog home again, convalescing. He was satisfied to know, even when she was out of sight, that somewhere in the apartment she was sleeping or eating or sitting watchfully. It was family, he guessed, more or less. Did most people want a house of living things at night, to know that in the dark around them other warm bodies slept?

Such a house could even be the whole world.”
Lydia Millet, How the Dead Dream

“Beneath the violet pillar, in the vacuum before the roar of the cloud, there came a soft sound that might have been heard by those who listened closely: the gentle sigh of an idea unbound.”
Lydia Millet, Oh Pure and Radiant Heart

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