Lydia Millet

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Lydia Millet


Born
in Boston, The United States
December 05, 1968

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Lydia Millet has written twelve works of fiction. She has won awards from PEN Center USA and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and her books have been longlisted for the National Book Award, shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and named as New York Times Notable Books. Her story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She lives outside Tucson, Arizona.

Average rating: 3.61 · 54,182 ratings · 8,381 reviews · 41 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Children's Bible

3.73 avg rating — 31,538 ratings — published 2020 — 26 editions
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Dinosaurs

3.95 avg rating — 3,641 ratings — published 2022 — 8 editions
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Sweet Lamb of Heaven

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 3,355 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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Mermaids in Paradise

2.81 avg rating — 3,324 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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How the Dead Dream

3.57 avg rating — 1,141 ratings — published 2007 — 22 editions
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Fight No More: Stories

3.93 avg rating — 884 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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Love in Infant Monkeys

3.50 avg rating — 891 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Magnificence

3.40 avg rating — 862 ratings — published 2012 — 14 editions
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Ghost Lights

3.38 avg rating — 738 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Oh Pure and Radiant Heart

3.69 avg rating — 630 ratings — published 2005 — 16 editions
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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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