Where Rivers Change Direction
By (author) Mark Spragg
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Where Rivers Change Direction by Mark Spragg
Book DescriptionIt is a voice that echoes off canyon walls, springs from the rush of rivers, thunders from the hooves of horses. It belongs to award-winner Mark Spragg, and it's as passionate and umcompromising as the wilderness in northwest Wyomingin which he was born: the largest block of unfenced wilderness in the lower forty-eight states. Where Rivers Change Direction is a memoir of childhood spent on the oldest dude ranch in Wyoming with a family struggling against the elements and against themselves, and with the wry and wise cowboy who taught him life's most important lessons. As the young Spragg undergoes the inexorable rites of passage that forge the heart and soul of man, he channelsPeter Matthiessen and the novels of Ernest Hemingway in his truly unforgettable illuminations of the heartfelt yearnings, the unexpected wisdom, and the irrevocable truths that follow in his wake."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573228251
Paperback / softback
(198mm x 130mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Riverhead Books,U.S.
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark Spragg
Fruit of Stone, Paperback / softback (April 2011)
Mark Spragg's first novel is the story of the lifelong friendship between two Wyoming ranchers, McEban and Bennett, and their love for the same woman--Gretchen Simpson, Bennett's wife. When she leaves them both for a new life, the two men follow her on a journey across the American West, testing the limits of their friendship and love.
Unfinished Life, Paperback (June 2006)
Jean Gilkyson is living in Iowa with another brutal boyfriend, when she realizes this kind of life has got to stop, especially for the sake of her daughter, Griff. But, Einar Gilkyson has blamed her for the accident that took his son's life. Griff knows none of this, but as she encounters this grandfather she attempts to turn loss towards love.
Bone Fire, Paperback / softback» View all books by Mark Spragg
In this gripping story about life in the modern West, harsh truths and difficult consolation exist alongside moments of hilarity, surprise, and beauty.
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Author Biography - Mark Spragg
Mark Spragg is the award-winning author of the memoir Where Rivers Change Direction, winner of the 2000 Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award, and the novels "The Fruit of the Stone," "An Unfinished Life," and "Bone Fire." His books have been translated into fifteen languages.
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