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Ford, Richard 1944-

Overview
Works: 319 works in 1,125 publications in 8 languages and 34,490 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Interviews  Short stories, American  Psychological fiction  Biography  Portraits  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Interviewee, Annotator, Author of introduction, Creator, Speaker, Collaborator
Classifications: PS3556.O713, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Independence day by Richard Ford ( Book )
65 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 3,493 WorldCat member 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 )
42 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,972 WorldCat member 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. 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 lay of the land by Richard Ford ( Book )
38 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,587 WorldCat member 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 )
51 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,291 WorldCat member 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
A multitude of sins : stories by Richard Ford ( Book )
42 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member 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 )
39 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,561 WorldCat member 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 )
52 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set largely in Montana, these stories include a man looking back through time at his young mother, children caught up in adult confusion, and a woman whose ex-husband is about to go to jail
Women with men : three stories by Richard Ford ( Book )
38 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member 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 Granta book of the American short story by Richard Ford ( Book )
34 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents a selection of the best works of American short fiction published in the last half of the 20th century. Featured authors include Eudora Welty, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, Sherman Alexie, Junot Diaz, and Deborah Eisonberg
The essential tales of Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov ( Book )
9 editions published between 1919 and 2000 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology by a 19th century Russian master, comprising twenty tales. They range from The Lady with the Dog, an illicit love affair between two married people, to A Blunder, in which parents eavesdrop as a suitor proposes to their daughter
A piece of my heart by Richard Ford ( Book )
35 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and French and held by 987 WorldCat member 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
Independence day by Richard Ford ( )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member 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 ultimate good luck by Richard Ford ( Book )
33 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this novel of menace and eroticism, Richard Ford updates the tradition of Conrad for the age of cocaine smuggling. The setting is Oaxaca, Mexico, where Harry Quinn has come to free his girlfriend's brother, Sonny, from Jail and, ideally, to get him away form the suavely sadistic drug dealer who suspects Sonny of having cheated him. "His prose has a taut, cinematic quality that bathes his story with the same hot, mercilessly white light that scorches Mexico."--New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition
Canada by Richard Ford ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member 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 sportswriter by Richard Ford ( )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member 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 ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member 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 ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of the best American short stories for 1998
The new Granta book of the American short story ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member 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
Blue collar, white collar, no collar : stories of work ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features a collection of short stories about work that reveal how jobs, which have taken on increased significance during the current economic crisis, can define, frustrate, and elevate people
The Granta book of the American long story ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ford, Richard
Fūrd, Rītšard, 1944-
フォード, リチャード
Languages
English (547)
French (10)
Spanish (9)
German (7)
Italian (6)
Danish (4)
Hebrew (1)
Dutch (1)
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