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All the Little Live Things
All the Little Live Things
Author: Wallace Stegner
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.
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ISBN-13: 9780140154412
ISBN-10: 0140154418
Publication Date: 12/1/1991
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Scarred by the senseless death of their son and baffled by the engulfing chaos of the 1960s, Joe Allston and his wife Ruth, have left the East 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 zipless sex; and Marian Catlin, an attractive young woman whose otherworldly innocence is far more appealing--and far more dangerous.
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Helpful Score: 1
There's nobody like Wallace Stegner who can write so vividly and well from the heart, allowing such vulnerability that we the readers are taken right into his heart as he describes his emotions. His prose is as always, just beautiful. Cover said 'will hold any reader to its last haunting page'--that was true.
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An intellectual, piercing, poignant story of a woman stricken with cancer, and her will to live. The prose is truly beautiful, but this is no quick or easy read. I highly recommend Stegner's writing.
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