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Millet, Lydia 1968-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 128 publications in 4 languages and 8,938 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Satire  Dystopias  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.I42175, 813.54
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Publications about Lydia Millet
Publications by Lydia Millet
Most widely held works by Lydia Millet
Magnificence : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
Susan Lindley is adrift after her husband's death. Suddenly gifted her great uncle's Pasadena mansion, she decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals. Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans-- including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women-- joins her in residence. As Susan defends her inheritance from freeloading relatives and explores the mansion's many mysterious spaces, she emerges from the sudden dissolution of her family
How the dead dream : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
General Adult. T. is a young Los Angeles real estate developer consumed by power and political ambitions. His orderly, upwardly mobile life is thrown into chaos by the sudden appearance of his nutty mother, whos been deserted by T.s now out-of-the-closet father. After his mothers suicide attempt and two other deaths, T. finds himself increasingly estranged from his latest project: a retirement community in the middle of the California desert. As he juggles family, business, and social responsibilities, T. begins to nurture a curious obsession with vanishing species. Soon hes living a double life, building sprawling subdivisions by day and breaking into zoos at night to be near the animals
Oh pure and radiant heart by Lydia Millet( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 962 libraries worldwide
When a shy librarian in Santa Fe sees Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Leo Szilard, she risks her career and relationships to follow them, building a cult following comprised of hippis, bikers, anthropologists, and survivors of the atom bomb to mount a massive march on Washington
Ghost lights : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 960 libraries worldwide
Hal is a mild-mannered IRS bureaucrat who suspects that his wife is cheating with her younger, more virile coworker. At a drunken dinner party, Hal volunteers to fly to Belize in search of Susan's employer, T.--the protagonist of Lydia Millet's novel How the Dead Dream--who has vanished in a tropical jungle, initiating a darkly humorous descent into strange and unpredictable terrain
Love in infant monkeys : stories by Lydia Millet( Book )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
"Lions, Komodo dragons, dogs, monkeys, and pheasants -- all have shared spotlights and tabloid headlines with celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Thomas Edison, and David Hasselhoff. Millet hilariously tweaks these unholy communions to run a stake through the heart of our fascination with famous people and pop culture. While in so much fiction animals exist as symbols of good and evil or as author stand-ins, they represent nothing but themselves in Millet's ruthlessly lucid prose. Implacable in their actions, the animals in Millet's spiraling fictional riffs and flounces show up their humans as bloated with foolishness yet curiously vulnerable, as in a tour-de-force Kabbalah-infused interior monologue by Madonna after she shoots a pheasant on her Scottish estate. Millet treads newly imaginative territory with these charismatic tales."--Publisher
The fires beneath the sea : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Cara's mother is missing and the rest of her family is ignoring the problem or is busy with other things. But when a watery spector begins to haunt the family's Cape Cod home, Cara and her brothers realize their scientist mother may not have been who they thought she was. With the help of Cara's best friend Hayley, the brothers and sisters embark on a quest that will lead them from Cape's hidden, ancient places to a shipwreck at the bottom of the sea. They're soon on the front lines of an ancient battle between good and evil, with the terrifying Pouring Man close on their heels
Mermaids in paradise : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
Deb and Chip, a couple honeymooning at a Caribbean resort, meet a marine biologist who claims to have sighted mermaids at a nearby coral reef, and join with other adventurers to protect the mermaids when the resort reveals plans to build a theme park on the reef
My happy life : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Even though she is trapped within the walls of a mental hospital where she eats soap, toothpaste, and even wall plaster in search of a dietary adventure, the narrator is happy and has faith in the goodwill of others, loves her enemies, and finds solace in the downtrodden
The shimmers in the night : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
When Cara's brother, Jax, texts her from "smart kids boot camp" in Boston, Cara and her two best friends go to the rescue and discover the camp is a front for her missing mother's organization that is fighting a force out to destroy life on Earth
Pills and starships by Lydia Millet( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Nat and her hacker brother Sam have come to Hawaii for their parents' Final Week. Global warming has devastated the planet, and the disintegrating society that remains is run by "corporates" who keep the population complacent through a constant diet of "pharma." The few Americans who still live well also live long -- so long that older adults, like Nat's parents, bow out not by natural means but by buying death contracts. While Nat grapples with the bizarre ritual of her parents' slickly engineered last days, Sam begins to uncover a secret, wilder Hawaii hidden beneath the high-gloss corporate veneer. Their family's Final Week races toward its climax in the face of a looming hurricane as Nat struggles to protect herself and the people she loves -- along the way forging her own surprising path to hope
George Bush, dark prince of love : a presidential romance by Lydia Millet( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
A woman has an imaginary romance with President Bush. She is Rosemary, an obese ex-convict who talks to him when he is on TV and writes him letters, one of which brings the FBI. On inheriting money she becomes a Republican contributor in the hope of meeting her hero
Magnificence by Lydia Millet( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Susan Lindley is a woman adrift after her husband's death. Suddenly given her great uncle's Pasadena mansion, Susan decides to restore his extensive collection of preserved animals. Meanwhile, a menagerie of uniquely damaged humans, including a cheating husband and a chorus of eccentric elderly women, joins her in residence
Omnivores : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
A spoof on gender relations featuring Estee Kraft, a female slave. First, it's slave to her eccentric father who home-schools her in cock fighting, then after she breaks free, to a lawyer who exploits her and by whom she becomes pregnant, then slave to her son
Everyone's pretty by Lydia Millet( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Mermaids in paradise [a novel] by Lydia Millet( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
A honeymooning couple makes friends with a marine biologist who discovers genuine mermaids in a coral reef and who, the next night, apparently drowns in her hotel bathtub. As a resort chain swoops in to corner the market on mermaids, the newlyweds, Deb and Chip, join forces with other vacationers, including an ex-Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ, to protect the mermaids from the corporate 'Venture of Marvels' that wants to turn their habitat into a theme park
Pills and starships a novel by Lydia Millet( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
In a world plagued by global warming and controlled by pharmaceutical corporations, seventeen-year-old Nat and her hacker brother Sam uncover government secrets as they race to protect their family and forge their own path to hope
Le coeur est un noyau candide by Lydia Millet( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Le 16 juillet 1945, alors que la première bombe atomique est testée à Los Alamos, trois des responsables scientifiques du projet sont mystérieusement propulsés en 2006 à Santa Fe. Recueillis par Ann, une bibliothécaire, et Ben, son mari, ils apprennent l'horreur que leur création a engendrée. Ils partiront pour une croisade pacifique, jonglant entre science, politique, religion et médias
Ma vie, ma vie magnifique by Lydia Millet( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Une jeune femme, enfermée dans un asile, n'a conservé de ses années de bonheur que quelques objets détraqués qu'elle emporte partout avec elle. Malgré les souffrances infligées par son entourage, elle est restée naïve et prompte à pardonner aux hommes
Oh pure and radiant heart by Lydia Millet( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Oh Pure and Radiant Heart plucks the three scientists who were integral to the invention of the atom bomb: Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and Enrico Fermi as they watch history's first mushroom cloud rise over the desert on July 16th, 1945... and places them down in modern-day Santa Fe. One by one, the scientists are spotted by a shy librarian who becomes convinced of their authenticity
Hiroyuki Hamada ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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English (112)
French (6)
Turkish (1)
Dutch (1)
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