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Ford, Richard 1944-

Overview
Works: 367 works in 1,852 publications in 16 languages and 42,043 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Bildungsromans  Biography  Biographies  Autobiographies  Romance fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Annotator, Creator, Other, Contributor, Correspondent, Speaker, Compiler
Classifications: PS3556.O713, 813.54
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Independence day by Richard Ford( Book )

141 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,558 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 )

107 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Dell Parsons, a young man forced by catastrophic circumstances to reconcile himself to a world rendered unrecognizable. Spirited across the Montana border into Saskatchewan and taken in by Arthur Remlinger, an enigmatic man whose own past exists on the other side of the border, Dell struggles to understand what his future can be even as he comes to understand the violence simmering below the surface in his new life
The lay of the land by Richard Ford( Book )

70 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,592 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 )

135 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,400 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
Let me be Frank with you by Richard Ford( Book )

42 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,128 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
A multitude of sins : stories by Richard Ford( Book )

58 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories that explores the theme of love and intimacy between men and women--both in and out of marriage--and the sense of right and wrong
Wildlife by Richard Ford( Book )

84 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,609 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 )

96 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these ten exquisite stories, first published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1987 and 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 )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,375 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
A piece of my heart by Richard Ford( Book )

74 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,001 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
The Granta book of the American short story by Richard Ford( Book )

38 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of forty-three short stories picked from the best works of American short fiction published in the last forty-seven years
Canada by Richard Ford( Recording )

45 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1956, Dell Parsons' family came to a stop in Great Falls, Montana. His father, Bev, was a talkative, plank-shouldered man, an airman from Alabama with an optimistic and easy-scheming nature. His mother Neeva - from an educated, immigrant, Jewish family - was shy, artistic and alienated from their father's small-town world of money scrapes and living on-the-fly. 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 the Montana border into Saskatchewan his life hurtles towards the unknown, towards a hotel in a deserted town, towards the violent and enigmatic American Arthur Remlinger, and towards Canada itself - a landscape of rescue and abandonment. But 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 )

69 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member 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( )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 875 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 sportswriter by Richard Ford( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 692 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 )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 551 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."
Let me be Frank with you : a Frank Bascombe book by Richard Ford( Recording )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member 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 best American short stories, 1990 by Richard Ford( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the best American short stories for 1998
Richard Ford : in conversation with Gerald Marzorati( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Ford read from Independence Day on December 10, 1996
Vintage Ford by Richard Ford( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vintage Ford includes an excerpt from Richard Ford's Independence Day, along with the stories "Communist" and "Rock Springs" from his collection Rock Springs "Reunion" and "Calling from A Multitude of Sins, which won him the 2001 PEN/Malamud Award, and "The Womanizer" from Women with Men." "Also included for the first time in book form, the memoir "My Mother in Memory.""--Jacket
 
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Independence day
Alternative Names
Ford Richard

Fūrd, Rītšard 1944-

Richard Ford 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

Ричард Форд

Форд, Ричард

ריצ'רד פורד

ريتشارد فورد

ریچارد فورد نویسنده آمریکایی

রিচার্ড ফোর্ড

ਰਿਚਰਡ ਫ਼ੋਰਡ

리차드 포드 1944-

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 (788)

German (99)

Spanish (85)

French (83)

Italian (36)

Swedish (25)

Danish (15)

Portuguese (6)

Catalan (6)

Russian (3)

Norwegian (3)

Czech (3)

Polish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Dutch (2)

Korean (1)

Covers
The lay of the landThe sportswriterA multitude of sins : storiesWildlifeRock Springs : storiesWomen with men : three storiesA piece of my heartThe Granta book of the American short story