Everything you need to understand or teach All the Little Live Things by Wallace Stegner.
All the Little Live Things is a novel by award winning novelist Wallace Stegner. In this novel, Wallace Stegner explores the animosity between the younger and older generations in the sixties. Joe Allston is a retired book editor who recently built a house in a rural California community in order to live out his retirement. Joe becomes involved with two members of the younger generation, one a free-spirited student who takes advantage of Joe's kindness while living on his property, and the other a young mother who gives her life in a struggle with cancer to bring her unborn baby into the world. Joe will find himself at times at odds with both these characters, but will also learn from them in a way that will leave him irrevocably changed. All the Little Live Things begins as a novel of generation against generation, but quickly... View more of the All the Little Live Things Summary