Tuesday, October 18th: Local author Pete Fromm reads from his new memoir, The Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds. 7pm.
"Fromm's finely tuned reflections on this small but fully inhabited piece of the backwoods make this an adventure worth savoring." -Kirkus Reviews
A rich, powerful, and gripping story of wilderness adventure, self-sufficiency, and self-discovery, Pete Fromm's new memoir takes place twenty-five years after the events of his bestselling Indian Creek Chronicles. Fromm returns to the setting of that book, Montana's Bob Marshall wilderness, to care again for fish eggs and to see what has and has not changed in the time since he last lived and wrote there. Fromm chronicles his journey back into the wild, and reflects on what has driven him to live a life at the wild edges so often over the years. This time, Fromm has two young sons to miss, so considers, as he watches the eggs develop into fish, his own transformation from an impulsive kid at Indian Creek into a father who has never lost his sense of adventure and his respect for the natural world.
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, How All this Started, Dry Rain, and the memoir Indian Creek Chronicles. The film of As Cool as I Am, starring Claire Danes, James Marsden, and Sarah Bolger was released in 2013. He is the author of four other story collections and has published over two-hundred stories in magazines. He is on the faculty of Oregon's Pacific University's Low-Residency MFA Program and lives in Montana.