The Fruit of Stone by Mark Spragg

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Mark Spragg's first novel is the story of the lifelong friendship between two Wyoming ranchers, McEban and Bennett, and their love for the same woman--Gretchen Simpson. Gretchen is Bennett's wife, but as the novel opens, she has just spent the night with McEban. She leaves them both for a new life, but the two men follow her on a journey across the American West, though Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, testing the limits of their friendship and love.

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Mark Spragg is the author of Where Rivers Change Direction, a memoir that won the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, and the novels An Unfinished Life, which was chosen by the Rocky Mountain News as the Best Book of 2004, and Bone Fire. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. He lives with his wife, Virginia, in Wyoming.
Published March 2, 2010 by Vintage. 306 pages
Genres: Westerns, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Fiction

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While on their quest to win back Gretchen, McEban learns that Gretchen had been pregnant with his child (lost in a miscarriage) before she married Bennett, and he begins to wonder whether he or Bennett is the more aggrieved party.

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Spragg's writing reflects the plot and characters, flowing in sparse, elegant prose.A Wyoming native and author of the well-received memoir Where Rivers Change Direction, Spragg handles the dual narratives effectively, easily delineating between the two, yet splicing them together to form the lar...

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