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Spragg, Mark 1952-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 181 publications in 7 languages and 9,395 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Biography  Pictorial works  Folklore  Poetry 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3619.P73, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Mark Spragg
Publications by Mark Spragg
Most widely held works about Mark Spragg
 
Most widely held works by Mark Spragg
An unfinished life : a novel by Mark Spragg( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,243 libraries worldwide
One of the truest and most original new voices in American letters, as Kent Haruf has written, Mark Spragg now tells the story of a complex, prodigal homecoming. Jean Gilkyson is floundering in a trailer house in Iowa with yet another brutal boyfriend when she realizes this kind of life has got to stop, especially for the sake of her daughter, Griff. But the only place they can run to is Ishawooa, Wyoming, where Jean's loved ones are dead and her father in law, the only person who could take them in, wishes that she was too. For a decade, Einar Gilkyson has blamed her for the accident that took his son's life, and he has chosen to go on living himself largely because his oldest friend couldn't otherwise survive. They've been bound together like brothers since the Korean War and now face old age on a faltering ranch, their intimacy even more acute after Mitch was horribly crippled while Einar helplessly watched. Of course, ten year old Griff knows none of this-only that her father is dead and her mother has bad taste in men. But once she encounters this grandfather she'd never heard about, and the black cowboy confined to the bunkhouse, with irrepressible courage and great spunk she attempts to turn grievous loss, wrath, and recrimination to which she's naturally the most vulnerable toward reconciliation and love. Immediately compelling and constantly surprising, rich in character, landscape, and compassion, An Unfinished Life shows a novelist of extraordinary talents in the fullness of his powers
Bone fire by Mark Spragg( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,427 libraries worldwide
The inhabitants of Ishawooa, Wyoming have enough to contend with on a daily basis, from runaway children to Lou Gehrig's disease, even before a teenager is found dead in a meth lab and motorcycle rallies and rodeos fill the tiny local jail
An unfinished life by Lasse Hallström( visu )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,370 libraries worldwide
Einar is a crusty old rancher who does what he can to hold onto his Wyoming ranch. It's been a struggle for years; his son was killed in a car crash, his wife left him, and his longtime friend and helper, Mitch was recently mauled by a bear. Now, Einar has to care for Mitch and help him recover. Jean and her daughter, Griff, have to leave Jean's current abusive boyfriend. The only place they can go is the ranch of Griff's grandfather, Einar, who only learns of his granddaughter's existence upon their arrival
The fruit of stone by Mark Spragg( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the story of two lifelong friends who love the same woman, and the journey that will take them through the West and into the heart of their relationship
Bone fire by Mark Spragg( Computer File )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 550 libraries worldwide
Sheriff Crane Carlson finds a kid not yet twenty murdered in a meth lab. His other troubles include a wife who's going off the rails with bourbon and pot, and his own symptoms of the disease that killed his grandfather. Eighty year-old Einar Gilkyson's long-absent sister has lately returned home from Chicago after watching her soul mate die. His granddaughter, Griff, has dropped out of college to look after him, though Einar would rather she continue with her studies and her boyfriend, Paul. Completing this extended family are Barnum McEban and his ward, Kenneth, a ten-year-old whose mother, Paul's sister is off marketing spiritual enlightenment
An unfinished life by Mark Spragg( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
Seeking to escape her brutal boyfriend and hoping to introduce her daughter, Griff, to the grandfather she has never met, widow Jean Gilkyson seeks refuge in her late husband's Wyoming hometown with her estranged father-in-law
The fruit of stone by Mark Spragg( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
All his life, McEban has been in love with Gretchen Reilly, who is married to his best friend and neighboring rancher, Bennett. When Gretchen suddenly leaves Bennett, the two men follow her on a strange, fateful journey across the contemporary West
Thunder of the Mustangs : legend and lore of the wild horses ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Legend and lore of the wild horses..)
Gross anatomy by Videodiscs( visu )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and French and held by 72 libraries worldwide
First-year med student, Joe Slovak, enrolls in Gross Anatomy - the toughest course in school. His free-wheeling life style puts him at odds with his demanding professor and creates problems when he falls in love with his no-nonsense lab partner
Vidas inacabadas : [novela] by Mark Spragg( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 64 libraries worldwide
One of the truest and most original new voices in American letters, as Kent Haruf has written, Mark Spragg now tells the story of a complex, prodigal homecoming. Jean Gilkyson is floundering in a trailer house in Iowa with yet another brutal boyfriend when she realizes this kind of life has got to stop, especially for the sake of her daughter, Griff. But the only place they can run to is Ishawooa, Wyoming, where Jean's loved ones are dead and her father in law, the only person who could take them in, wishes that she was too. For a decade, Einar Gilkyson has blamed her for the accident that took his son's life, and he has chosen to go on living himself largely because his oldest friend couldn't otherwise survive. They've been bound together like brothers since the Korean War and now face old age on a faltering ranch, their intimacy even more acute after Mitch was horribly crippled while Einar helplessly watched. Of course, ten year old Griff knows none of this-only that her father is dead and her mother has bad taste in men. But once she encounters this grandfather she'd never heard about, and the black cowboy confined to the bunkhouse, with irrepressible courage and great spunk she attempts to turn grievous loss, wrath, and recrimination to which she's naturally the most vulnerable toward reconciliation and love. Immediately compelling and constantly surprising, rich in character, landscape, and compassion, An Unfinished Life shows a novelist of extraordinary talents in the fullness of his powers
Ring of fire : writers of the Yellowstone region ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Where rivers change direction by Mark Spragg( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Ces récits sur le grand Ouest américain, inspirés par l'enfance de l'auteur dans un ranch perdu du Wyoming, abordent des thèmes universels (la vie, les émotions, le sens du passage de chacun sur terre...) et confrontent les hommes à leurs besoins et réflexes fontamentaux dans une nature intransigeante
Une vie inachevée : roman by Mark Spragg( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in French and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Roman d'amour. Roman psychologique
Bone fire by Mark Spragg( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Sheriff Crane Carlson finds a kid not yet twenty murdered in a meth lab. His other troubles include a wife who's going off the rails with bourbon and pot, and his own symptoms of the disease that killed his grandfather. Eighty year-old Einar Gilkyson's long-absent sister has lately returned home from Chicago after watching her soul mate die. His granddaughter, Griff, has dropped out of college to look after him, though Einar would rather she continue with her studies and her boyfriend, Paul. Completing this extended family are Barnum McEban and his ward, Kenneth, a ten-year-old whose mother, Paul's sister is off marketing spiritual enlightenment
Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2005 in Undetermined and English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
De vrucht van steen by Mark Spragg( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Een rancher trekt samen met een vriend door de Rocky Mountains op zoek naar de vrouw van wie zij beiden houden
Dove i fiumi cambiano corso by Mark Spragg( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Le fruit de la trahison : roman by Mark Spragg( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Dans l'Ouest américain des ranchs, deux amis aiment la même femme qui les laissera mais qu'ils poursuivront. Tout ça avec tendresse et lyrisme. [SDM]
Una vita incompiuta by Mark Spragg( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Niedokończone życie by Mark Spragg( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Polish and held by 7 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ספראג, מארק, 1952-
スプラッグ, マーク
Languages
English (103)
French (16)
Spanish (9)
German (4)
Italian (4)
Polish (4)
Dutch (1)
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