Millet, Lydia

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A Children’s Bible

Millet delivers a tense, prophetic tale about inattention to warning signs with allusions to biblical tales and embedded themes of environmental and climactic disasters. A gripping page-turner with an end-times quality. [See Prepub Alert, 11/4/20.]

Fight No More: Stories

Top-notch, in-your-face work from the priceless Millet. [See Prepub Alert, 12/11/17.]

Sweet Lamb of Heaven

Compelling in parts, but with Anna's very real battles with Ned deflected by fuzzy meditation, not successful as a whole. [See Prepub Alert, 12/14/15.]

Mermaids in Paradise

Recommended for audio collections, especially those in which literary works are popular. ["Brilliant and wildly funny, with well-placed sharp jolts of sobering reality," read the starred review of the Norton hc, LJ 9/15/14.]

Mermaids in Paradise

Deb's endearing insecurity, unexamined courage, and unwavering love for her husband allow for a charming, albeit uncomfortable, examination of the power of skewed worldviews running off the rails, fueled by ignorance and fear, while smarter, cooler heads push back. Brilliant and wildly funny, with well-placed sharp jolts of sobering reality; Pulitzer Prize finalist Millet (Love in Infant Monkeys) is pure genius. [See Prepub Alert, 5/19/14.]


Neither author nor narrator is at her best here. Recommended only for collections where Millet's work is popular and for libraries with a strong interest in literary fiction. ["The story develops naturally, an ironic contrast to the artificiality of the preserved animals, and the novel becomes a lyrical meditation on what it takes to survive and evolve," read the review of the Norton hc, LJ 9/1/12.—Ed.]

Ghost Lights

Millet, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for the recent Love in Infant Monkeys, skillfully interweaves the personal and the political, making Hal's journey both specific and universal, even when you're never sure where the story is going next. Recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 4/11/11.]

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