Pete Fromm: A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do

We're thrilled to welcome Pete Fromm back to Spokane for a reading at Auntie's Bookstore.

About "A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do":

A taciturn carpenter has been too busy putting the final details on others’ homes to pay much attention to his own fixer-upper. But when his wife becomes pregnant with their first child, he realizes he’ll need to apply his art closer to home. For Taz and Marnie, their dreams are coming into focus, sustained by their deep sense of love and now family.

The blueprint for the perfect life eludes Taz, plummeting him headfirst into the strange new world of fatherhood, of responsibility and late nights and unexpected joy and sorrow. His journey to make peace with his past and chart out a future with his young daughter will lead him to new revelations about what it means to build a home.

Over eleven books and over twenty years, Pete Fromm has become one of the West’s literary legends. "A Job You Mostly Won’t Know How to Do" beautifully captures people who, isolated by land and by their actions, end up building a life that is both unexpected and brave.

About Pete Fromm:

Pete Fromm is a five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Literary Award for his novels If Not For This, As Cool As I Am and How All This Started; the story collection Dry Rain; and the memoir Indian Creek Chronicles. He is on the faculty of Pacific University's low-residency MFA program, and lives in Montana with his family.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640091771
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 7th, 2019

An Amazon Top Ten Book of May 2019


The Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250139191
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - October 3rd, 2017

2016 Montana Book Award Honor Book

From the Author of Indian Creek Chronicles and the Winner of Five PNBA Awards, Pete Fromm’s New Memoir Sees His Return to the Wilderness to Explore a Life Lived in the Wilds.