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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Spragg Narrator: Mark Spragg Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Though Gretchen is married to his best friend, McEban has been in love with her since they were children growing up on adjacent ranches in Wyoming. When she leaves her husband for a new life, the two men follow her in an odyssey across the American West that forces truths and reveals the mystical, sometimes fatal bonds of love and loyalty. Muscular, vivid, wise, painful, funny, and true; Mark Spragg’s novel is entirely unforgettable.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ashley | 2/15/2014

    " liked his first book better. this was difficult to follow a little but his prose puts me in rapture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dayne | 2/13/2014

    " Loved this book. It's just a good solid read. Great characters and descriptions. Will read more by Mr. Spragg. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 1/22/2014

    " Beautifully written, set in the west (wyoming, which I love). About family relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 12/30/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I like Mark Spragg's style of writing. Think Cormac McCarthy or Kent Haruf. He uses very spare and direct language. The story weaves back and forth between the main character's childhood and current day. Set on a Wyoming cattle ranch, life is often tough for McEban. All kinds of characters enter into the story including Bennett, McEban's best friend, as well as Bennett's wife, Gretchen. A love triangle is set up from the get-go and things get rough. The author has keen observations about the strength of friendship and dealing with the cards you're dealt. "

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About the Author
Author Mark Spragg

Mark Spragg is the author of Where Rivers Change Direction, a memoir that won the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Award, and the novels The Fruit of Stone and An Unfinished Life, which was chosen by the Rocky Mountain News as the Best Book of 2004. All three were top-ten Book Sense selections. He lives with his wife in Wyoming.