The Names of the Stars by Pete Fromm. Published by St. Martins

Twenty five years after leaving civilization behind to keep watch over salmon eggs at a hatchery in the Montana wilderness, Fromm has the chance to do the job all over again. But this time he’s a forty something year old man with children. As he babysits the eggs (which requires a daily ten mile round trip hike through grizzly bear country), he reminisces about his first stay in the Montana wilderness and how it laid the foundation for the choices he made after. Less a naturalist’s memoir than Fromm’s first book, this is more an autobiography, but still a fascinating account of living in the wild

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