A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do (Kobo eBook)

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An elegant and spare novel, widely appealing with commercial potential, The Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do features characters of the American West, isolated by land and by their actions, building a life they never expected to have

This beloved writer has won a PNBA five times over his eleven book career. He also won the 2016 Montana Book Award for The Names of the Stars (nonfiction) and has been endorsed by Ron Carlson, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Jess Walter, Thom Jones, Chris Offut, Thomas McGuane, and so many others.

Author lives in Missoula, MT and has strong connections to Mountains and Plains and PNBA independent bookstores

Advertising campaigns with PNBA and MPIBA trade organizations

For readers who loved Willy Vlautin's Lean on Pete or Don’t Skip Out on Me, Tom Drury's End of Vandalism or Driftless Area, and Sally Hepworth's The Family Next Door

Praise from Booksellers and Librarians

"Pete Fromm's A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do is a tender novel of family, fatherhood, and second chances. When Taz's wife, Marnie, dies during childbirth, Taz is left not only brokenhearted but left to care for their newborn daughter, Midge. Although he feels very much alone, he is not. A host of friends and family come to his side to help him adjust to fatherhood, single parenthood, and his new life. The prose is direct and honest and hits your gut. A Job You Mostly Won't Know How to Do is a love story supreme: the love of a man for his wife and child, a mother for her daughter, platonic love, new love, and the love of a community for their neighbors and for the land they call home." —Michelle Malonzo, Changing Hands Bookstore (Tempe, AZ)

"Pete Fromm weaves an amazing and intricate look at how humans deal with grief, loss, and love. Fromm's grasp of how the inner monologue expresses itself sets this book apart. The story follows Taz, a single father, working through the death of his wife and becoming a brand-new father to baby Midge. With a supporting cast of characters as colorful as the Montana sunset, this story is rich in love and heartbreak and will rock you to your core." —Shawn Wathen, Chapter One Book Store (Hamilton, MT)

"Pete Fromm writes visceral stories that dive the reader deep into an emotional landscape of change. When fatherhood arrives for Taz, he is unprepared to take on the task as a widower, and as the first two years of his daughter's life unfold, so does his grief’s many complicated layers. Told with Fromm’s wealth of emotional depth and understanding of the Montana landscape, these are characters that will sink deep into your reading memory." ––Jesica Sweedler DeHart, Neill Public Library (Pullman, WA)