Where Rivers Change Direction

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University of Utah Press, Oct 1, 1999 - Nature - 267 pages
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Publishers Weekly's starred review calls this collection of essays about a boyhood spent on a ranch in Wyoming "a piercing voice from the heartland...(a) resonant autobiography (that) weds the venerable Western tradition of frontier exploration of self and nature with the masculine school of writing stretching from Hemingway to Mailer".

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User Review  - Liz Diether-martin - Goodreads

Superb writing and description in these Western vignettes. Took me a little while to get into the first story; I couldn't figure out why. Finally I realized I needed to slow down, get out of my busy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lori - Goodreads

I wish that every book I read came half as close to being as good as this one. What is astounding about this novel is how simple it is. It is prose in its most delightful form- a poetry that is ... Read full review


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MARK SPRAGG was born and raised on the Wyoming dude ranch his family had run since 1898. His memoir, "Where Rivers Change Direction, " chronicling the history of this ranch, won the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, and was a Book Sense Top 10 Pick as well as hitting bestseller lists throughout the West. His previous novel, "The Fruit of Stone, " is also available on audio from HighBridge. He now lives in Cody, Wyoming.

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