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Millet, Lydia 1968-

Works: 30 works in 158 publications in 3 languages and 11,514 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Satire  Children's audiobooks  Dystopias 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PZ7.M5998, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Publications about Lydia Millet
Publications by Lydia Millet
Most widely held works by Lydia Millet
Mermaids in paradise : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,341 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
Sweet lamb of heaven : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
Lydia Millet's chilling new novel is the first-person account of a young mother, Anna, escaping her cold and unfaithful husband, a businessman who's 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. A double-edged and satisfying story with a strong female protagonist, a thrilling plot, and a creeping sense of the apocalyptic, Sweet Lamb of Heaven builds to a shattering ending with profound implications for its characters-- and for all of us
How the dead dream : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,075 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
Ghost lights : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 925 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
Oh pure and radiant heart by Lydia Millet( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and French and held by 876 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
Love in infant monkeys : stories by Lydia Millet( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 649 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 )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 581 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
My happy life : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 541 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
Pills and starships by Lydia Millet( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 431 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
Mermaids in paradise : [a novel] by Lydia Millet( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 360 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
The shimmers in the night : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 285 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
Sweet lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Lydia Millet's chilling new novel is about a young mother, Anna, escaping her cold and unfaithful husband. This double-edged and satisfying story builds to a shattering ending
Allegheny front : the Mary McCarthy prize in short fiction selected by Lydia Millet by Matthew Neill Null( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Henry Prize-winning author Matthew Neill Null's lyrical and disquieting stories offer a panoramic portrait of his native West Virginia
George Bush, dark prince of love : a presidential romance by Lydia Millet( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 244 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
Omnivores : a novel by Lydia Millet( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 161 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 )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Magnificence by Lydia Millet( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 106 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
Pills and starships : a novel by Lydia Millet( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 54 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
The Petroleum Manga: A Project by Marina Zurkow by Abigail Simon( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 20 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Lydia Millet American writer
Lydia Millet Amerikaans schrijfster
لیدیا میلت نویسنده آمریکایی
밀레, 리디아
밀릿, 리디아
English (125)
French (5)
Turkish (1)
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