All The Little Live Things by Wallace Stegner

All The Little Live Things

byWallace Stegner

Paperback | December 1, 1991

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Joe Allston, the retired literary agent of Stegner's National Book Award-winning novel, The Spectator Bird, returns in this disquieting and keenly observed novel. Scarred by the senseless death of their son and baffled by the engulfing chaos of the 1960s, Allston and his wife, Ruth, have left the coast for a California retreat. And although their new home looks like Eden, it also has serpents: Jim Peck, a messianic exponent of drugs, yoga, and sex; and Marian Catlin, an attractive young woman whose otherworldly innocence is far more appealing—and far more dangerous.

About The Author

In 1972, Stegner won a Pulitzer Prize for Angle of Repose (1971), a novel about a wheelchair-bound man's re-creation of his New England grandmother's experience in a late nineteenth-century frontier town. As a result, Stegner is undergoing something of a revival. His work enjoys a new appreciation for its traditional narrative forms, i...
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Title:All The Little Live ThingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:December 1, 1991Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140154418

ISBN - 13:9780140154412

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Award-winning and bestselling author Wallace Stegner takes on the hippy generation in a novel of "crackling vividness".--The New York Times Book Review. A bearded young cultist invades the lives of a retired literary agent and his wife after the death of their wayward son

Editorial Reviews

"Timely and timeless . . . Will hold any reader to its last haunting page."
—Chicago Tribune

"A novel of crackling vividness"
—The New York Times Book Review

"The Great Gastby captures the twenties and yet transcends them. All the Little Live Things is a comparable achievement for the sixties. . . . Stegner's craft is here at an apex."
—Virginia Quarterly Review