Sweet Lamb of Heaven

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.4 X 0.9 X 9.5 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author

LYDIA MILLET is the author of seven novels for adults as well as a story collection called Love in Infant Monkeys (2009), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her first book for middle-grade readers, The Fires Beneath the Sea, was one of Kirkus's Best Children's Books of 2011, as well as a Junior Library Guild selection. Millet works as an editor and writer at a nonprofit in Tucson, Arizona, where she lives with her two young children. Pills and Starships is her latest novel.


Operating, as always, on multiple levels with artistic panache, emotional precision, and profound intent, Millet transforms a violent family conflict into a war of cosmic proportions over nothing less than life itself.--Donna Seaman (04/26/2016)
[O]nce it gets its hooks into you, it doesn't let go.--John Warner
[A] novel so eerie, so chilling and provocative, that you might find yourself rethinking everything you thought you knew about language, belief, and where our human race might be going.--Caroline Leavitt
[W]e have a real thriller on our hands...part of a higher-stakes game being played by Millet, one that will ultimately, unabashedly touch on time, beauty, horror, God, demons and the very nature of being. By novel's end...the stakes have been raised through the roof.--Laird Hunt
[A]n extraordinary metaphysical thriller from one of America's most inventive novelists.--Laura Miller"Where Is the Voice Coming From?" (05/05/2016)
A rare pleasure to read... Millet's fine prose [is] as rich with fresh imagery as it is open-minded to life's hidden possibilities.--Matthew Gilbert (05/03/2016)
Millet's prose is stunning...you'll have a hard time putting this down.--Isabella Biedenharn
Millet's sense of pacing is acute and her prose is glittering and exact.
We didn't know we needed a metaphysical thriller, but here Millet is with a fine one... A feat of genre-breaking.--Mark Athitakis
Millet evinces a rare capacity to surprise and fascinate readers... Unpredictable in the best sense, Millet's eye-opening stories and conceptions are irresistibly interesting. This may be her most beguiling and accessible creation yet.--David Wright
[A] hypnotic novel of psychological and philosophical suspense.-- (05/02/2016)
[A]ddictive, unsettling... sneaks in some high-minded themes (the nature of reality, the fragility of human connection) without distracting one iota from the suspense. A winner.-- (05/03/2016)
[P]repare to be surprised by more than plot twists. . . . the Pulitzer finalist's philosophical fireworks add layers of energy and mystery.-- (05/03/2016)
A peculiar, stirring thriller. . . . Millet has a knack for planting plainspoken, world-weary narrators in otherworldly circumstances, and Anna is one of her sharpest, most intriguingly philosophical creations.-- (04/26/2016)
Millet weaves a satisfying cat and mouse game... Her novel reads like top-notch psychological suspense...This is a page-turner from a very talented writer, and the result is a crowd-pleaser.-- (04/26/2016)
Sweet Lamb of Heaven confounded me, delightfully so...I have little patience with literary novels that claim to have the propulsive momentum of a thriller, yet Millet pulls it off...It is Anna's voice--cool, intelligent, passionate, contradictory--that makes this novel so affecting...[H]ow I missed it when it was gone, how I yearned for it to speak to me again.--Laura Lippman