An Unfinished Life by Mark Spragg: An Online Book Discussion

Join in the discussion. In an extraordinary tale of love and forgiveness, Mark Spragg brings us this novel of a complex, prodigal homecoming. Some sections of this site invite participation by members of the community. Readers who choose to write for the site are welcome to contribute as one would to any one of our book discussion in our libraries. Entries that do not meet this standard will not be posted to the site. This online book discussion is hosted by the Maricopa County Library District.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

About the Book


After escaping the last of a long string of abusive boyfriends, Jean Gilkyson and her ten-year-old daughter Griff have nowhere left to go. Nowhere except Ishawooa, Wyoming, where Jean's estranged father-in-law, Einar, still blames her for the death of his son. Though Einar isn’t glad to see either of them, Griff falls in love with his sprawling ranch and quiet way of life, as she slowly gets to know his crippled old friend Mitch, the cats that lurk in the barn at milking time, and finally the grandfather she had lost for so many years. An emotionally charged story of hard-won friendship and reconciliation, An Unfinished Life shows a novelist of extraordinary talents in the fullness of his powers.

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