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  - Cathy - Goodreads

This was a beautifully written book. It was slow going for me at first -- but once I understood the essay form, then I relaxed into the writing. He paints pictures with his words -- some sentences had to be reread and savored. Some moved me to tears. Will want to explore more of his work. Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa Sharp - Goodreads

A wonderful description of life on a ranch...through the eyes of a boy...great descriptions.... 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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