Books by Pete Fromm

THE NAMES OF THE STARS by Pete Fromm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Fromm's finely tuned reflections on this small but fully inhabited piece of the backwoods make this an adventure worth savoring."
A middle-aged novelist and creative-writing teacher spends a month in the wilderness keeping an eye on baby fish for the National Forest Service and reliving his earlier experiences in the wild. Read full book review >
IF NOT FOR THIS by Pete Fromm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"It's not easy to convey the reality of suffering while somehow transmuting it, and it's no disgrace that Fromm should have fallen short."
Battling multiple sclerosis? Make a baby. Read full book review >
AS COOL AS I AM by Pete Fromm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Not a bad soap opera, some nicely drawn characters and a sharp bitter edge, but rambling: takes much too long to cut to the chase."
Coming-of-age tale by second-novelist Fromm (How All This Started, 2000, etc.), this about the rocky adolescence of a feisty Montana girl with an absent dad and floozy mom. Read full book review >
HOW ALL THIS STARTED by Pete Fromm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Underplotted, and a bit redundant. Otherwise, a powerful and promising debut from a diligent writer who looks like the Far West's answer to Alabama's Larry Brown."
A wistful, moving first novel from the Montana storywriter (Dry Rain, 1997; Blood Knot, 1998, etc.) concentrates with sometimes riveting, sometimes labored intensity on the troubled loving relationship between a brother and sister growing up, and apart from their parents, in a West Texas backwater. Read full book review >
NIGHT SWIMMING by Pete Fromm
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Vivid and sharp, written with a startling coolness that only serves to heighten the emotional forcefulness of the narratives themselves."
Thirteen winning stories by western author Fromm (Blood Knot, 1998, etc.), who trades more on character than on locale in this, his sixth book. Read full book review >
BLOOD KNOT by Pete Fromm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The voices are varied and the emotions genuine, even if one strike comes to seem much like another: in all, probably as tender and sensitive a clutch of fishing-as-life yarns as one is likely to find."
Fishing (fly-fishing in particular) and the bonding experiences it engenders occupy each of these ten tales (six previously published) in a fourth collection from western storyteller Fromm (Dry Rain, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 20, 1993

"Bully for him."
From out of the deep, deep wilds of Idaho comes this story of a short-story writer (The Tall Uncut, 1992)-turned-reluctant- backwoodsman. Read full book review >
THE TALL UNCUT by Pete Fromm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1992

"Fromm, a professional outdoorsman, is at his best when he stays close to what he knows—the way the wild reduces or enlarges human events."
A first collection of 17 stories set in the America West among men, and sometimes women, for whom hunting and fishing are self- defining actions. Read full book review >