Pete Fromm | A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do
Five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award Pete Fromm reads from his big-hearted new novel, A JOB YOU MOSTLY WON'T KNOW HOW TO DO, a love story about family and resiliency and second chances.
For young couple Taz and Marnie, their fixer-upper is the symbol of their new life together: a work in progress, the beginning of something grand, all the more so when they learn a baby is on her way. But the blueprint for the perfect life eludes Taz when Marnie dies in childbirth, plummeting the taciturn carpenter headfirst into the new, strange world of fatherhood alone, a landscape of contradictions, of great joy and sorrow. With a supporting cast as rich and compelling as the wild Montana landscape, the novel follows Taz’s first two years as a father—a job no one can be fully prepared for.
With more than eleven books in over twenty years, Pete Fromm has become one of the West’s best literary legends. A Job You Mostly Won’t Know How To Do beautifully captures people who end up building a life that is both unexpected and brave.
Pete Fromm is a record setting 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, a story collection, DRY RAIN, and the memoir, INDIAN CREEK CHRONICLES. Another memoir, THE NAMES OF THE STARS, A LIFE IN THE WILDS, was published in the fall of 2016. His work is widely translated in Europe, and has also been made into films; AS COOL AS I AM, a feature film starring Claire Danes, James Marsden, and Sarah Bolger, and DRY RAIN a short film starring James LeGros and Nathan Gamble His next novel, A JOB YOU MOSTLY WON'T KNOW HOW TO DO will be published in May, 2019. Pete is the author of four other short story collections and has published over two hundred stories in magazines. He is on the faculty of Pacific University’s low-residency MFA writing program, and speaks regularly at writer’s conferences around the country and in Europe. He lives in Montana.
A big-hearted novel "about the grace of friends and family, the true depth and patience of love, and the impossible privilege of what it means to be a father" (Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You).