One of the Northwest’s favorite novelists (five-time Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award winner), Montana writer Pete Fromm is also known for Indian Creek Chronicles, his memoir of living in a tent by himself as a twenty-year-old in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness,. Twenty-five years later, well into midlife, two children as part of that, he returned to see how things are now, both the place and the place within himself in The Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds (Thomas Dunne Books). “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.