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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,365 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wallace Stegner Narrator: Edward Herrmann Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Award-winning and bestselling author Wallace Stegner takes on the hippy generation in a novel of “crackling vividness” (New York Times Book Review).

Joe Allston, the retired literary agent in 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 its serpents: Jim Peck, a messianic exponent of drugs, yoga, and sex, and Marian Catlin, an attractive young woman whose otherwordly innocence is far more appealing—and far more dangerous.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Quite simply, a beautiful novel—strong, moving, wise, funny—as topical as today’s newspaper.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah Honenberger | 2/4/2014

    " Powerful book, better after you've been married and had children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gloria | 2/2/2014

    " It was such a treat to read Stegner again. This book lead me to much introspection about what I do and say and what I really want to do and say. Great writing by a great author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy | 1/27/2014

    " Get out your dictionaries..it's a Wally book. Of course, amazing writing abilities, sad, deep, poignant story. More like a 3 1/2 star for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anna | 1/22/2014

    " This one was hard to read because Stegner lets you know, in the first few pages, that it will be sad, and it's heavy on introspection. The narrator/main character is lovable and infuriating, funny but unwilling to bend or change. He figures things out the hard way. I wept through the final chapters. "

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