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A job you mostly won't know how to do : a novel /

by Fromm, Pete [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2019]Edition: First hardcover edition.Description: 325 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781640091771; 1640091777.Other title: A job you mostly will not know how to do; Job you mostly will not know how to do.Subject(s): Carpenters -- Fiction | Widowers -- Fiction | Father and child -- Fiction | Mothers -- Death -- Fiction | Infants -- Fiction | Single parents -- Fiction | Domestic fiction | Domestic fictionSummary: "A taciturn carpenter has been too busy putting the final details on others' homes to pay much attention to his own fixer-upper. But when his wife becomes pregnant with their first child, he realizes he'll need to apply his art closer to home. For Taz and Marnie, their dreams are coming into focus, sustained by their deep sense of love and now family. The blueprint for the perfect life eludes Taz, plummeting him head first in the new strange world of fatherhood, of responsibility and late nights and unexpected joy and sorrow. It is a deceptively small novel with a very big heart." -- Provided by publisher.
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<p> 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 ). </p> <p>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 Montanalandscape, the novel follows Taz's first two years as a fatherâe*a job no one can be fully prepared for.</p> <p>The five-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Award 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.</p>

"A taciturn carpenter has been too busy putting the final details on others' homes to pay much attention to his own fixer-upper. But when his wife becomes pregnant with their first child, he realizes he'll need to apply his art closer to home. For Taz and Marnie, their dreams are coming into focus, sustained by their deep sense of love and now family. The blueprint for the perfect life eludes Taz, plummeting him head first in the new strange world of fatherhood, of responsibility and late nights and unexpected joy and sorrow. It is a deceptively small novel with a very big heart." -- Provided by publisher.

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