We Loved It All: A Memory of Life

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Lydia Millet is the PEN Award-winning author of eleven works of literary fiction, including Sweet Lamb of Heaven and Magnificence, which have been New York Times Notables and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists. She lives in Arizona.
Lydia Millet's We Loved It All is at once lyrical and densely packed, intimate and all-encompassing. It beautifully captures the current moment, in all its terrors and possibilities.--Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction
[A] profoundly affecting meditation on what it means to live through climate change. . . . In scintillating prose, Millet makes a passionate case that humans must own up to their responsibilities to each other and the natural world . . . . Mournful and piercingly beautiful, this will stick with readers long after they finish the last page.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
Millet's awe of nature is catching, even as it lives alongside the grief of our everyday destructions.--Eliza Smith "Literary Hub"
We have all been the beneficiary of Lydia Millet's eloquence and imagination through fiction. But now she gives us a different kind of story. A story of stunning attention, truths, and urgency, We Loved It All is an ode to the creatures we live among: finned, feathered, furred, scaled, and rooted...This is a rigorous, evocative, brilliant bow to life, even as the world burns. Please read this transformative anti-memoir that shows us a way forward.--Terry Tempest Williams, author of Erosion: Essays of Undoing
Lydia Millet's novels have always worked on me like a drug; her tenderly sardonic voice and the command of her uncanny narrative velocity keep me turning pages like burning through a bag of chips without stopping to lick the salt off my fingers. We Loved It All will break your heart.--Jonathan Lethem, author of Brooklyn Crime Novel
I love reading Lydia Millet, delight in the pithy observations of her all-seeing eye, and suspect her many admirers will be smitten with this deep-time story of our immersion in Earth's wild creatures and our hapless modern attempts to escape nature.--Dan Flores, author of Wild New World and Coyote America
An altogether unique book that allows you to watch a gorgeous mind at work. There is, quite apart from the magic of her writing, not a single page where you won't learn something new. We Loved It All will leave you breathless.--Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of Lost Companions and When Elephants Weeps
In turns heartbreaking and inspiring, We Loved It All reminds us to hold every being dear at a time when we all need love more than ever.--Amy Brady "Literary Hub"
We Loved It All casts a moving spell... [it is] emphatically beautiful at the line level and deeply insightful at an ecological level.--Megan Mayhew-Bergman "Scientific American"
In her first work of nonfiction, [Millet] steps into the light, sharing personal stories and her informed observations of the extinction crisis...[We Loved It All is] a recalibrating mix of memoir, facts, critique, and passages of elegiac beauty.--Donna Seaman "Booklist (starred review)"