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Ford, Richard 1944-

Overview
Works: 262 works in 1,206 publications in 15 languages and 37,164 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Humorous stories  Periodicals  History  Interviews  Dictionaries  Short stories, Russian 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Annotator, Author of introduction, Creator, Correspondent, Speaker, Contributor
Classifications: PS3556.O713, 813.54
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Independence day by Richard Ford( Book )

104 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,713 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 )

65 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,466 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
The lay of the land by Richard Ford( Book )

49 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,697 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 )

89 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 2,459 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 )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,834 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 )

58 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,638 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 )

75 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,596 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 )

49 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,524 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. By the author of Independence Day
Let me be Frank with you by Richard Ford( Book )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member 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
The witch and other stories by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

9 editions published between 1919 and 2006 in English and held by 1,142 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
The Granta book of the American short story by Richard Ford( Book )

32 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and held by 1,133 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
A piece of my heart by Richard Ford( Book )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,040 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( )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 955 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
Canada by Richard Ford( Recording )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 921 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 ultimate good luck by Richard Ford( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and French and held by 874 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
The sportswriter by Richard Ford( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 743 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 )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 609 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 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the best American short stories for 1998
The new Granta book of the American short story( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 351 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 by Richard Ford( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 318 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
 
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Alternative Names
Ford, Richard

Fūrd, Rītšard 1944-

フォード, リチャード

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The lay of the landThe sportswriterA multitude of sins : storiesWildlifeRock Springs : storiesWomen with men : three storiesThe witch and other storiesThe Granta book of the American short story