My newest favorite read is BLIND YOUR PONIES by Stanley Gordon West. According to the blurb on the back cover, Mr. West has sold his books "single-handedly from bookstore to bookstore!" I'm only a fourth of the way through his current book, and I'm already a fan. There is nothing "new or culturally relevant" in this book, just the time-worn struggle of individuals forging their paths through life and dealing with the hands they have been dealt. But Mr. West threads his loom with winsom characters, uses the reader as the weft and then weaves a tale that, I for one, can't leave behind. He's a master!