Biography

Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is the author of the novels SWEET LAMB OF HEAVEN, MERMAIDS IN PARADISE, GHOST LIGHTS (a New York Times Notable Book), MAGNIFICENCE (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize) and other books. Her story collection LOVE IN INFANT MONKEYS was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She lives outside Tucson, Arizona.

Lydia Millet

Books by Lydia Millet

by Lydia Millet - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

SWEET LAMB OF HEAVEN is the first-person account of a young mother, Anna, escaping her cold and unfaithful husband, a businessman who has just launched his first campaign for political office. 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. But the longer they stay, the less the guests in the dingy motel look like typical tourists --- and the less Ned resembles a typical candidate. As his pursuit of Anna and their child moves from threatening to criminal, Ned begins to alter his wife’s world in ways she never could have imagined.

by Lydia Millet - Fiction

On the grounds of a Caribbean island resort, newlyweds Deb and Chip meet a marine biologist who says she has sighted mermaids in a coral reef. As the resort's "parent company" swoops in to corner the market on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with other adventurous souls to save said mermaids from the "Venture of Marvels," which wants to turn their reef into a theme park.

by Lydia Millet - Fiction

Susan Lindley is a woman adrift after her husband’s death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle’s Pasadena mansion, Susan decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals, tending to “the fur and feathers, the beaks, the bones and shimmering tails.” Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans --- including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women --- joins her in residence.

by Lydia Millet - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Hal, a man baffled by his wife's obsession with her young employer, T., and haunted by the accident that paralyzed his daughter, Casey. In a moment of drunken heroism, Hal embarks on a quest to find T.