Stanley Gordon West

in Minnesota, The United States
January 01, 1932


Stanley Gordon West was born in 1932 and attended St. Paul Central High School in Minnesota. He lived in Bozeman, Montana for several years, and now resides in Shakopee, MN. All of his novels are popular book club selections: Blind Your Ponies, two other novels set in the same time and place as Until They Bring the Streetcars Back - Finding Laura Buggs and Growing an Inch - and his most recent, Sweet, Shattered Dreams. His novel Amos was made into a CBS Movie of the Week starring Kirk Douglas that stirred national controversy over abuse of the aged in America. When Kirk Douglas testified before Congress and wrote in the New York Times on the issue, he pointed out that animals had been protected by law for one hundred years before children o ...more

Average rating: 4.03 · 7,885 ratings · 1,106 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Blind Your Ponies

4.04 avg rating — 4,223 ratings — published 2001
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Until They Bring the Street...

4.06 avg rating — 2,040 ratings — published 1997
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Finding Laura Buggs

3.88 avg rating — 652 ratings — published 1999
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Amos: To Ride A Dead Horse

4.11 avg rating — 345 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Growing An Inch

4.12 avg rating — 324 ratings — published 2003
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Sweet Shattered Dreams

3.78 avg rating — 205 ratings — published 2005
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You Are My Sunshine

3.46 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2013
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Until They Bring the Street... Finding Laura Buggs Growing An Inch
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“Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone.”
Stanley Gordon West, Growing An Inch

“Sometimes it seems to us that that’s all life is… just rearranging furniture and keeping house on the deck of the Titanic.”
Stanley Gordon West, Blind Your Ponies

“Good happens, every morning that the sun rises, every night that the moon shines, every moment that the earth turns. And if you're brave enough to look in the elephant's eye, you see, finally, that behind the sadness there is joy.”
Stanley Gordon West, Blind Your Ponies

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