Sam Pickett never expected to settle in this dried-up shell of a town on the western edge of the world. He’s come here to hide from the violence and madness that have shattered his life, but what he finds is what he least expects. It seems that every inhabitant of this forgotten outpost has a story, a reason for taking a detour to this placeor a reason for staying. Download and start listening now!
As the coach of the hapless high school basketball team, Sam can’t help but be moved by the bravery he witnesses in the everyday lives of peopleincluding his own young playersbearing their sorrows and broken dreams. How do they carry on, believing in a future that seems to be based on the flimsiest of promises? Drawing on the strength of the boys on the team, sharing the hope they display despite insurmountable odds, Sam finally begins to see a future worth living.
Author Stanley Gordon West has filled the town of Willow Creek with characters so vividly cast that they become as real as relatives, and their storiesso full of humor and passion, loss, and determinationilluminate a path into the human heart.