Peter Brown Hoffmeister: Book Launch!

Too Shattered for Mending is the coming-of-age story of Little McCardell. His tiny Idaho town is impoverished, derelict by hunger, violence, drugs, and a consuming feeling of hopelessness. Little begins to learn Spanish in order to feel closer to his estranged father, and promises to graduate high school and care for his younger cousing. When the local police begin questioning him about his absent grandfather, however, Little is forced to confront worlds in which danger is never too far away. Covering many controversial topics including drugs, abuse, drinking, and mental and behavioral challenges, Hoffmeister's newest novel is a gritty, poignant story that draws inspiration from his own troubled teen years.

Peter Brown Hoffmeister is the author of five books, including the forthcoming star of his book launch, Too Shattered for Mending (Knopf, Random House, 2017). Besides being an author, Peter is also a rock climber, public speaker, outdoor expert, and athlete gear-tester for Ridgemont Outfitters. He lives in Eugene, Oregon with his wife Jennie and two daughters, and teaches a plethora of subjects at South Eugene High School, including literature, creative writing, outdoor pursuits, and survival. He also served as the spring 2015 Writer-In-Residence at Joshua Tree National Park. You can learn more about Peter's work on his website,


Event date: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
Too Shattered for Mending Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553538052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2017

"The missing link between Looking for Alaska and Winter's Bone." --Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King.