Lydia Kiesling
Lydia Kiesling

Lydia Kiesling is a staff writer at the Millions. She lives in San Francisco.

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Aug. 17 2017 9:53 AMIf “The End of Men” Were a NovelTom Perrotta’s latest chronicle of suburban life feels less like a coherent story than an extended think piece about “the way we live now.”
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Oct. 6 2015 12:01 PMThe Elegant Bigotry of Michel HouellebecqHis new novel treats Islam, and women, so badly that it’s hard not to wonder where the character’s views end and the author’s begin.
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Jan. 31 2012 11:27 AMSomewhere Between Magical Territory and CrazytownEowyn Ivey’s The Snow Child has trouble finding its place in the literary world.
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Jan. 10 2017 9:49 AMThe Novel as Math ProblemAs a formal exercise, Paul Auster’s 4321 is impeccable. As a story, it’s curiously cold.
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June 1 2015 12:28 PMThe Fame MonsterCatie Disabato’s The Ghost Network perfectly nails the relationship between pop culture and American youth.