Blind Your Ponies
By Stanley Gordon West
(Lexington Marshall Pub, Paperback, 9780965624787)
Publication Date: June 2003
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“Blind Your Ponies is a book about basketball like Moby Dick is a book about a whale. Yes, there's basketball in the rundown town of Willow Creek, Montana, and a coach whose team has a dismal record of zero wins and 93 losses. When two new kids show up, they give Coach Sam Pickett and everybody else new hope, despite adversities galore. Humor, compassion, and perseverance rise from every page as these all too real people grow in trust, confidence, and understanding. The story is triumphant but never schmalzy, preachy or satisfied with the cheap heartstring tug. The writing is pure and beautiful.”
-- Valerie Ryan, Cannon Beach Book Company, Cannon Beach, OR
This book spreads its energy and passion with very little help. Introduce it to your readers and they'll turn a brushfire into a firestorm. Fueled by characters they don't want to leave and a story they don't want to end, readers have overwhelmingly acclaimed this contemporary Montana novel.