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Ford, Richard 1944-

Overview
Works: 349 works in 1,558 publications in 17 languages and 39,273 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  History  Humorous fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Annotator, Creator, Other, Speaker, Compiler, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3556.O713, 891.733
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Independence day by Richard Ford( Book )
94 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,444 libraries worldwide
Like most people Frank Bascombe of New Jersey, a divorced realtor, has plans for the Fourth of July weekend: find a new home for a client, see his semi-girlfriend and take his son to a sports hall of fame. Instead, one disappointment follows another, but he takes them in his stride--philosophically. By the author of The Sportswriter
Canada by Richard Ford( Book )
92 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,300 libraries worldwide
After his parents are arrested and imprisoned for robbing a bank, fifteen-year-old Dell Parsons is taken in by Arthur Remlinger who, unbeknownst to Dell, is hiding a dark and violent nature that interferes with Dell's quest to find grace and peace on the prairie of Saskatchewan
The lay of the land by Richard Ford( Book )
73 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,647 libraries worldwide
With "The Sportswriter," in 1985, Richard Ford began a cycle of novels that ten years later--after "Independence Day"--Won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Now, Frank Bascombe's story resumes, in the fall of 2000, with the presidential election still hanging in the balance and Thanksgiving looming before him with all the perils of a post-nuclear family get-together
The sportswriter by Richard Ford( Book )
120 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,367 libraries worldwide
At the beginning of his career, a young man gives up his chance to become a successful novelist in order to work as a sportswriter
Let me be Frank with you by Richard Ford( Book )
56 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,214 libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Frank Bascombe travels to the site of his former home on the shore, visits his ex-wife, who is suffering with Parkinson's, and meets a dying former friend
A multitude of sins : stories by Richard Ford( Book )
40 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories that explores the theme of love and intimacy looks inside the relationships between men and women--both in and out of marriage--and the sense of right and wrong
Wildlife by Richard Ford( Book )
80 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,646 libraries worldwide
The story of Joe, a sixteen-year-old boy and his family who moved to Montana, in 1960. There their lives changed in ways they could not have anticipated
Rock Springs : stories by Richard Ford( Book )
97 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,607 libraries worldwide
In these ten exquisite stories, first published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1987 and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback, Richard Ford mines literary gold from the wind-scrubbed landscape of the American West and from the guarded hopes and gnawing loneliness of the people who live there: a refugee from justice driving across Wyoming with his daughter and an unhappy girlfriend in a stolen, cranberry-colored Mercedes; a boy watching his family dissolve in a night of tragicomic violence; and two men and a woman swapping hard-luck stories in a frontier bar as they try to sweeten their luck. Rock Springs is a masterpiece of taut narration, cleanly chiseled prose, and empathy so generous that it feels like a kind of grace
Women with men : three stories by Richard Ford( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
A trio of stories. In The Womanizer, a married American businessman in Paris has an affair with a French divorcee, Occidentals is another story on an American in Paris, and Jealousy, set in Montana, is a killing seen through the eyes of a teenage boy
The image of Chekhov : forty stories in the order in which they were written by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )
11 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in English and held by 1,148 libraries worldwide
"In this extraordinary collection of twenty tales, Richard Ford, a master short story writer in his own right, has selected his personal favorites from among more than two hundred of Chekhov's tales and short novels. These stories, ordered chronologically from 1886 to 1899, are drawn from Chekhov's most fruitful years as a short story writer. The translation is by Constance Garnett, who brought Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Turgenev to the English-speaking world."--Jacket
A piece of my heart by Richard Ford( Book )
68 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
The pursuits of an ignorant Southerner and a law student, who meet en route to an Arkansas river island hideaway, begin to interweave, with explosive consequences
The Granta book of the American short story ( Book )
33 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and held by 997 libraries worldwide
Canada by Richard Ford( Sound Recording )
36 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 915 libraries worldwide
In 1956, Dell Parsons' family came to a stop in Great Falls, Montana, the way many military families did after the war. His father, Bev, was a talkative airman from Alabama with an optimistic and easy-scheming nature. Their mother Neeva - shy, artistic - was alienated from their father's small-town world. It was more bad instincts and bad luck that Dell's parents decided to rob the bank. They weren't reckless people. In the days following the arrest, Dell is saved before the authorities think to arrive. Driving across Montana, his life hurtles towards the unknown; a hotel in a deserted town, the violent and enigmatic Arthur Remlinger, and towards Canada itself. But, as Dell discovers, in this new world of secrets and upheaval, he is not the only one whose past lies on the other side of a border
The ultimate good luck by Richard Ford( Book )
66 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 907 libraries worldwide
The setting is Oaxaca, Mexico, where Harry Quinn has come to free his girlfriend's brother, Sonny, from jail and furthermore get him away from the suavely sadistic drug dealer who suspects Sonny of having cheated him. This is a novel of menace and eroticism
Independence day by Richard Ford( file )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Apparently directionless since his divorce, Frank Bascombe migrates from one non-committal relationship to another. He freely indulges his tendencies to self absorption, over-intellectualization, and neurotic ambivalence. But all of that changes one fateful Fourth of July weekend, when, armed with the Declaration of Independence, he embarks on a mission to save his troubled teenaged son
The sportswriter by Richard Ford( file )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
Frank Bascombe is a sportswriter attempting to cope with his failed marriage and the death of his son. Unable to establish true connections with people, Bascombe drifts into and out of various relationships, but retains an introspective eye that allows him to transcend life's obstacles
The lay of the land by Richard Ford( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
Frank Bascombe's story resumes, in the fall of 2000, with the presidential election still hanging in the balance and Thanksgiving looming before him with all the perils of a post-nuclear family get-together. He's now plying his trade as a realtor on the Jersey shore and contending with health, marital and familial issues that have his full attention: "all the ways that life seems like life at age fifty-five strewn around me like poppies."
The best American short stories, 1990 by Richard Ford( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
A collection of the best American short stories for 1998
Let me be Frank with you : a Frank Bascombe book by Richard Ford( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four richly luminous narratives, Bascombe attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity. It is a moving and wondrous and extremely funny odyssey through the America people live in at this moment
The new Granta book of the American short story ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
This collection features stories from over 40 writers including Sherman Alexie, Junot Díaz, Deborah Eisenberg, Nell Freudenberger, Matthew Klam, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Z.Z. Packer
 
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Alternative Names
Ford, Richard
Fūrd, Rītšard 1944-
Richard Ford Amerikaans schrijver
Richard Ford amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Richard Ford amerikansk författare
Richard Ford amerikansk skribent
Richard Ford écrivain américain
Richard Ford pisarz amerykański
Richard Ford scrittore statunitense
Richard Ford US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Richardus Ford
Форд, Ричард
ריצ'רד פורד
ریچارد فورد نویسنده آمریکایی
রিচার্ড ফোর্ড
ਰਿਚਰਡ ਫ਼ੋਰਡ
포드, 리처드 1944-
フォード, リチャード
リチャード・フォード
理查德·福特
Languages
English (663)
French (81)
German (78)
Spanish (78)
Italian (34)
Swedish (33)
Danish (15)
Catalan (6)
Portuguese (5)
Dutch (5)
Czech (3)
Russian (2)
Polish (2)
Hebrew (2)
Chinese (2)
Korean (1)
Norwegian (1)
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