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How All This Started: A Novel Paperback – Oct 5 2001

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  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Picador; First edition (Oct. 5 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312276974
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312276973
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 481 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,608,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“[How All This Started] is really about the mystery and terrible beauty of families and about learning what you don't know.” ―USA Today

“Raw and immediate. Abilene drives what becomes a suspenseful, heartbreaking, and ultimately redemptive adventure in growing up.” ―Philadelphia Inquirer

“Pete Fromm's first novel lays bare the raw nerve of love.” ―The New York Times Book Review

“A wistful, moving first novel...a powerful and promising debut from a diligent writer” ―Kirkus Reviews

How All This Started offers a vivid perspective from the pitcher's mound, in this case, from the West Texas desert. A gutsy effort in the manner of McGuane and McMurtry, full of mesquite, cresote and one girl's violent encounters with herself.” ―Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Pete Fromm is the author, most recently, of Night Swimming, a critically-acclaimed collection of short stories. He has published over one hundred stories, earning nominations for the Pushcart Prize, among other honors. He lives with his family in Great Falls, Montana.

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