The Blue Creek Book Shelf

Fiction from Sandy Compton

The Dog With His Head On Sideways and Nineteen Other Sappy Sentimental Stories (2021)
Fiction, 224 pages, $15.00
By Sandy Compton

Master storyteller Sandy Compton has gathered tales for decades, and from all around the world. These are 20 of his best. The Dog With His Head On Sideways is a collection years in the making.

Jason's Passage, Sandy Compton

Jason’s Passage & Other Stories (2015)
Fiction, 206 pages, $15.00

by Sandy Compton

Jason’s Passage, originally published in 1993, reveals a secret carried from one generation to another by Jason Indreland, who witnessed as a young man the acquisition and escape of “Scarface,” a young stud horse Caleb Blascomb knew would bring his dreams for the West Fork Ranch to fruition — if he could be found and caught.

Archer MacClehan & The Girl Who Wouldn't Stop Running

Archer MacClehan & The Girl Who Wouldn’t Stop Running (2014)
Fiction, 216 pages, $14.00
By Sandy Compton

Archer MacClehan has dreams that lead him into dangerous places. In the second Archer MacClehan adventure — he dreams of vultures, a coral snake, a girl named Opal and Running Woman — Sara Cafferty. 

Scars On Top Of Scars

Scars On Top of Scars: A Mary Magdalene Miller Case Study (2014)
Fiction, 204 pages, $12.95
by Sandy Compton

Arrested development meets recovery. Can they coexist?

Mary Magdalene Miller, savvy therapist and self-named narrator of this series, thinks not. But how do you get a 220-pound ex-cop to give up acting like a scared five-year-old and grow up. Especially when his 55-year-old girl friend is exactly the same age emotionally.

The Friction of Desire, by Sandy Compton

The Friction of Desire: A Mary Magdalene Miller Case Study Fiction (2012)
Nonfiction, 184 pages, $12.95

by Sandy Compton

Larry Longquist — world traveler, depressive, recovering addict, and freshly 60 years old — cashes his tiny 401K and engages the services of Mary Magdalene Miller, M.D. specializing in psychiatry. Object — clarity. 

Archer MacClehan & The Hungry Now, by Sandy Compton

Archer MacClehan & the Hungry Now (2005)
Fiction, 188 pages, $14.00

By Sandy Compton

“Life is served raw in wild country” when a backcountry hike turns flaky. And out in the brush, just out of sight is the Hungry Now. He’s a grizzly bear, and if bears could remember things better, he would know why the Smell-among-smells troubles him so.


Run, Naomi, Run! (1995)
Historical Fiction, 320 pages, $14.00 Softbound
by Pauline Shook


Why Don't Men Like Women

Why Don’t Men Like Women: A Historical Examination of the Impact of Toxic Masculinity on Women (2020)
Nonfiction, 150 pages, $14.95
By Richard Sonnichsen

All Fish Have Bones

All Fish Have Bones: A Recovering Catholic’s Advice on Living a Good Life Without Religion (2017)
Nonfiction, 248 pages, $17.95
By Richard Sonnichsen

A Leaf in a Stream

A Leaf In a Stream: Surviving Childhood, Catholicism, Conscription, Career and Cancer (2018)
Nonfiction, 228 pages, $14.95
By Richard Sonnichsen

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A Church In Peril: Watching Catholicism Collapse (2019)
Nonfiction, 158 pages, $14.95
By Richard Sonnichsen

The Scenic Route, by Sandy Compton

The Scenic Route: Life on the road between Hope and Pardise (2015)
Nonfiction, 276 pages, $14.00
By Sandy Compton

Side Trips From Cowboy, by Sandy Compton

Side Trips From Cowboy: Addiction, Recovery and the Western American Myth (2009)
Nonfiction, 328 pages, $16.00
By Sandy Compton

Surrender: A Primer on Recovery

The Addiction Antidote: Surrender: A Primer on Recovery (2014)
Self-help, 104 pages, $8.95
By Sandy Compton

Tiger Hunting on Christ's Mission in Old India

Tiger Hunting (and other adventures) on Christ’s Mission in Old India (2012)
Non-Fiction, 199 pages, $14.95
by Herman and Mildred Reynolds

Camping in Wyoming

Camping In Wyoming: A 1910 Honeymoon Trip to Yellowstone National Park (2014)
Nonfiction, 50 pages, $10.00
By Mariam Lawton Clayton


Elisba's Search for Water, by Sandy Compton

Elisba’s Search for Water, or How the Queen of the Western Sea Went Home (2014)
Illustrated Children’s Fiction, 78 pages, $9,95
By Sandy Compton

Caleb's Miracle, by Sandy Compton

Caleb’s Miracle: A classic Christmas tale of 1889 Montana (2013)
Illustrated Children’s Fiction, 30 pages, $12.00
by Sandy Compton

Run The Rivers with Lewis and Clark, by Cynthia Compton

Run The Rivers With Lewis and Clark (2009)
Historical Fiction, 132 Pages, $15.95
by Cynthia Compton