Monday, January 10, 2011

Mailbox Monday January 10

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists! Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia at the Printed Page. Mailbox Monday is now on tour and this month's host is Rose City Reader. Thank you for hosting this month!

I received one book last week. This book sounds heartwarming and I can't wait to read it. This book is expected to be released on January 18th from Algonquin Books.

Blind Your Ponies by Stanley Gordon West

from the back of the book

Hope is hard to come by in the hard-luck town of Willow Creek. Sam Pickett and five young men are about to change that.

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. There's a spirit that endures in Willow Cree, Montana. 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 (zero wins, ninety-three losses), 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 real as relatives, and their stories--so full of humor and passion, loss and determination--illuminate a path into the human heart.

What books made their way into your home?


  1. What a georgous cover!!!! Happy reading!

  2. This does sound like a good one! Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by my Mailbox!

  3. I love the sound of this one...and that cover is gorgeous.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. I agree that this is one lovely cover...enjoy!

  5. I love books that you actually feel that you know the characters but then hate for the story to end to see what happens in their future.

  6. Really looking forward to your review!

  7. I've not seen this book before. Looks good. For some reason, I like the sound of the main character's name, Sam Pickett!

  8. What a great sounding book. I for sure am adding that to my wish list.

  9. This sounds good and the cover is gorgeous. Happy Reading!

  10. Boy, does that sound good. I hope you enjoy it!


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