Where Rivers Change Direction

Mark Spragg (Author)

Product Details

$16.00  $14.72
Riverhead Books
Publish Date
August 01, 2000
5.1 X 7.8 X 0.9 inches | 0.56 pounds
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About the Author

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.


"A vivid portrait of life in the American outback." -San Francisco Chronicle

"A discovery... what makes the book so affecting is that everything is approached with a boy's generous and unwearied heart." -Big Sky Journal

"The cruel, punishing sound of the wind; the rich, earthy smell of horses; the bitter joy of boy becoming man--Spragg's spare but sensual essays will resonate not only with males and horse lovers, but also with anyone who treasures an examined life." -Utne Reader

"A piercing voice from the heartland, this resonant autobiography weds the venerable Western tradition of frontier exploration of self and nature with the masculine school of writing stretching from Hemingway to Mailer." -Publishers Weekly

"This is a book that deserves many readers." -Larry McMurty

"Here is a book for women to read to learn the hearts of men. Here is a book for men to read to curse what they have lost. This soulful book walks us to a place of restoration through the big wide open of Wyoming. Mark Spragg's words, his stories are a fine example of blood writing, every sentence alive." -Terry Tempest Williams

"Stirring, evocative, finely nuanced, gritty-marvelous!" -Gretel Ehrlich, author of The Solace of Open Spaces