Sweet Lamb of Heaven


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$15.95  $14.83
W. W. Norton & Company
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5.5 X 0.7 X 8.1 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author

Lydia Millet is the author of A Children's Bible, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top 10 book of 2020, among other works of fiction. She has won awards from PEN Center USA and the American Academy of Arts and Letters and been shortlisted for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. She has a master's degree in environmental economics and lives in Tucson, Arizona, and Camden, Maine.


[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
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)
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 sense of pacing is acute and her prose is glittering and exact.
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]n extraordinary metaphysical thriller from one of America's most inventive novelists.--Laura Miller"Where Is the Voice Coming From?" (05/05/2016)
[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)