All the Little Live Things

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Penguin, Dec 1, 1991 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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.
 

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Sophisticated writing. - Goodreads
Incredibly weird and has a pretty sick ending. - Goodreads
I was amazed at the beauty of Stegners prose. - Goodreads
Stegner was a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
How refreshing to read some really good writing. - Goodreads
Better character development. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kathi Samec - Goodreads

We just read this in my bookclub. It was well received as great writing and I'll give it that. He definitely has a way with words. But just because it's written well doesn't mean I'll like it. I found ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisamr8 - Goodreads

Got better as the story progressed. Not a fast moving story. Better character development. Read full review

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