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All the Little Live Things
All the Little Live Things
Author: Wallace Stegner
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ISBN-13: 9780140154412
ISBN-10: 0140154418
Publication Date: 12/1/1991
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
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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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.