All the Little Live Things
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: May 2010
Duration: 10 hours 38 minutes
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.
'A novel of crackling vividness.''New York Times Book Review