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Ford, Richard 1944-

Overview
Works: 347 works in 1,693 publications in 17 languages and 39,869 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  Short stories  History  Biography  Interviews  Humorous fiction  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Annotator, Creator, Other, Correspondent, Contributor, Speaker, Compiler
Classifications: PS3556.O713, 813.54
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Independence day by Richard Ford( Book )

135 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,570 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 )

95 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 3,309 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 )

66 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,610 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 )

130 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,391 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 )

35 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,056 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 )

54 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,648 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 )

80 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,621 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 )

95 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,588 WorldCat member 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 )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,387 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
The essential tales of Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

10 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member 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 )

69 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 )

37 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada by Richard Ford( Recording )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 901 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. Winner of The Pulitzer Prize
The ultimate good luck by Richard Ford( Book )

66 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 897 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( )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 895 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( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 703 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 )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 558 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
The best American short stories, 1990 by Richard Ford( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 489 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 new Granta book of the American short story( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 328 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
 
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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

Форд, Ричард

ריצ'רד פורד

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 (736)

German (85)

Spanish (80)

French (77)

Italian (36)

Swedish (25)

Danish (15)

Portuguese (6)

Dutch (5)

Russian (3)

Catalan (3)

Norwegian (3)

Czech (3)

Polish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Chinese (2)

Korean (1)

Covers
The lay of the landThe sportswriterA multitude of sins : storiesWildlifeRock Springs : storiesWomen with men : three storiesThe essential tales of ChekhovA piece of my heart