Pete Fromm, author of A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do

Inklings Bookshop is delighted to welcome back Pete Fromm, bestselling author of The Names of the Stars, for a reading and signing

PETE FROMM is a five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book 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.


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.


Praise for The Names of the Stars:

“The Names of the Stars is a beautiful tribute to that urgent, visceral feeling that means we are still alive in this wild, wild world. This book will be savored by all those who cannot live without wild things.”

—Montana Quarterly


“Pete Fromm may crave solitude but he’s delightful company on the page. The Names of the Stars is an inspiring book brimming with wilderness adventures and executed with a pleasing mix of action, observation and rumination. In Fromm’s hands, a violent rainstorm reads like a transcendent gift and a face-to-face bear encounter like good comedy. I finished his memoir admiring not only his lucid prose but the wild life he’s chosen.”

—Jim Lynch, author of Before the Wind


Please join us on Thursday, June 13th at 7 PM for a reading and signing with Pete


Event date: 
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
YAKIMA, WA 98908
A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640091771
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - May 7th, 2019

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

If Not for This Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597095389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Hen Press - August 5th, 2014

Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter Alone in the Wilderness Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312422721
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picador - October 17th, 2003