New novel Yuki Means Happiness out now
"It’s funny, warm, scary — and thoroughly recommended."
- John Harding for the Daily Mail
"Like the waitress who pulls the bottom of her kimono “into the perfect position” for kneeling by Diana’s table in a restaurant, Lester has constructed her novel like an elegant piece of origami, every element deftly arranged into something as close to perfection as I can imagine." - Lucy Scholes for The National
Praise for Lillian on Life
"What a great voice, what energy and wit. I enjoyed Lillian's travels, her various jobs, and her lovers. She had moments of great wisdom and I was drawn especially to those. In the midst of the humor and the happenings, a sentence or two of such profundity. I thought the book was very original and often extremely funny, but always with an edge. My favorite kind of humor. I completely loved it!" - Karen Joy Fowler
"Dazzling . . . Spiked with unflinching observations, riotous riffs and poignant reflections."
- The Washington Post