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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,373 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stanley Gordon West Narrator: Traber Burns Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 place—or a reason for staying.

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 people—including his own young players—bearing 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 stories—so full of humor and passion, loss, and determination—illuminate a path into the human heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Elegiac but hopeful novel…Worthy of a place in Montaniana alongside Ivan Doig and Deirdre McNamer, this is a modest tale, elegantly written.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Actor Traber Burns warmly narrates this wonderfully sweet and sappy inspirational sports story, which will appeal to those who enjoyed Hoosiers and Field of Dreams.”

    Library Journal

  • Selected for the February 2011 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nancy | 2/14/2014

    " Willow Creek, Montana - small town - basketball team has a 0-93 record. Sam Pickett is coach and together the team and town helpers bring the team to a winning record. Lots of basketball (which I like) - not great literature - but overall interesting and a sweet read with a happy ending - "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Debra Abbott | 2/8/2014

    " Fabulous book about a small town in Montana. A lot about basketball, which shouldn't be interesting (to me), but the story is great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Meagan | 2/5/2014

    " More like 3.5 stars...A good book about "broken" people who all come together through a small town in Montana. There were some pretty steamy scenes that I had to skim through. I would be very particular to whom I recommended this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa Cornia Taylor | 2/4/2014

    " Really good book...it makes you think about what the personal demons people are carrying around and what it means to be happy. "

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About the Author
Author Stanley Gordon West

Stanley Gordon West has made a name for himself by selling his books single-handedly from bookstore to bookstore, in the process gathering a large and devoted audience. His novel, Amos: To Ride a Dead Horse, became a made-for-TV movie starring Kirk Douglas. He lives in Minnesota.