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Spragg, Mark 1952-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 175 publications in 12 languages and 8,852 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biography  Pictorial works  Folklore  Poetry  Medical films (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3619.P73, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Mark Spragg
 
Most widely held works by Mark Spragg
An unfinished life : a novel by Mark Spragg( Book )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,186 WorldCat member 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
An unfinished life by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member 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
Bone fire by Mark Spragg( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,219 WorldCat member 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
The fruit of stone by Mark Spragg( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member 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( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member 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 between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legend and lore of the wild horses.)
Gross anatomy by Videodiscs( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title represents the toughest class in medical school; film traces the trials and temptations of several first year students, notably Joe, who does nothing by the book
Ring of fire : writers of the Yellowstone region( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where rivers change direction by Mark Spragg( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member 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
Una Vida por delante by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un hombre, tocado por una pérdida, y su ayudante y mejor amigo llevan viviendo y trabajando juntos 40 años en un rancho en el noroeste de Wyoming. Un día llega al rancho su nuera y su nieta huyendo de los malos tratos de su pareja actual
A novel by Mark Spragg( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Gilkyson is raising her child in an Iowa trailerhouse with a brutal boyfriend - and realises that this can't go on. She decides to move home, but there she must face a father-in-law who wants her dead. She meets a grandfather she'd never known about and claims her new life with hopes of reconciliation
An unfinished life by Mark Spragg( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member 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
Une vie inachevée by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fermier à la retraite, Einar ne s'est jamais remis de la mort de son fils unique, il y a 10 ans. Coupé du monde, il n'a d'estime que pour son vieil ami, grièvement blessé par un grizzli. Alors que la vie coule paisiblement dans son ranch du Wyoming, sa belle fille - qu'il tient pour responsable de la mort de son fils - réapparaît avec sa fille de 11 ans pour demander de l'aide
Anatomía a la americana( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivencias de un estudiante de primer curso de Medicina, en el que entra en conflicto con compañeros y profesores por su especial forma de entender la vida
Gross anatomy by Ron Nyswaner( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En ny dag i livet An unfinished life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gross anatomy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Una vida por delante( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Catalan and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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An unfinished life : a novel
Alternative Names
Mark Spragg Amerikaans schrijver

Mark Spragg amerikansk författare

Mark Spragg amerikansk skribent

Mark Spragg écrivain américain

Mark Spragg scrittore statunitense

Марк Спрэгг

ספראג, מארק 1952-

スプラッグ, マーク

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Bone fireThe fruit of stoneAn unfinished lifeThe fruit of stoneThunder of the Mustangs : legend and lore of the wild horsesGross anatomyWhere rivers change direction