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Sweet Lamb of Heaven

A Novel

by Lydia Millet

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Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction

A Washington Post Best Book of 2016

A New York Best Book of 2016

A Kirkus Best Book of 2016

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.


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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Kindle Book

  • Release date: May 3, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9780393285550
  • File size: 754 KB
  • Release date: May 3, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9780393285550
  • File size: 754 KB
  • Release date: May 3, 2016


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Fiction Literature

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English

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction

A Washington Post Best Book of 2016

A New York Best Book of 2016

A Kirkus Best Book of 2016

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.


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