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Richard Ford
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Richard Ford is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Independence Day and the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction. He lives in New York and Maine.

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The Bascombe Novels

Written by Richard Ford


Format: Hardcover, 1352 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 14, 2009
Price: $35.00

A trilogy of brilliant novels—The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land—that charts the life and times of one of the most beloved and enduring characters in modern fiction.

When we meet Frank Bascombe in The Sportswriter, his unguarded voice instantly wins us over and pulls us into a life... Read more >

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Independence Day
Bascombe Trilogy (2)
Written by Richard Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 1996
Price: $16.00

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award

In this visionary sequel to The Sportswriter, Ford deepens his portrait of one of Frank Bascombe in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career. Bascombe has entered an "Existence Period," selling real estate in Haddam, New Jersey, and mastering... Read more >
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Independence Day
Bascombe Trilogy (2)
Written by Richard Ford


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Lay of the Land
Bascombe Trilogy (3)
Written by Richard Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2007
Price: $15.95

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
A New York Times Best Book of the Year


A sportswriter and a real estate agent, husband and father –Frank Bascombe has been many things to many people. His uncertain youth behind him, we follow him through three days during the autumn of 2000, when his... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

The Lay of the Land
Bascombe Trilogy (3)
Written by Richard Ford


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 24, 2006
Price: $11.99

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A Multitude of Sins

Written by Richard Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $15.00

One of the most celebrated and unflinching chroniclers of modern life now explores, in this masterful collection of short stories, the grand theme of intimacy, love, and their failures.

With remarkable insight and candor, Richard Ford examines liaisons in and out and to the sides of marriage. An illicit visit to the... Read more >
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A Multitude of Sins

Written by Richard Ford


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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A Piece of My Heart

Written by Richard Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1985
Price: $13.95

Ford's mesmerizing first novel is the story of two godless pilgrims. Robard Hewes has driven across the country in the service of a destructive passion. Sam Newell is seeking the missing piece of himself. When these men converge, on an uncharted island in the Mississippi, each discovers the thing he's looking... Read more >
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A Piece of My Heart

Written by Richard Ford


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $9.99

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The Sportswriter
Bascombe Trilogy (1)
Written by Richard Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 13, 1995
Price: $16.00

As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying people--men, mostly--who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. At thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course... Read more >
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The Sportswriter
Bascombe Trilogy (1)
Written by Richard Ford


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 10, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Ultimate Good Luck

Written by Richard Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 12, 1987
Price: $13.00

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 from the suavely sadistic drug dealer who... Read more >
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The Ultimate Good Luck

Written by Richard Ford


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $9.99

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Vintage Ford

Written by Richard Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $9.95

“One of the country’s best writers. . . . No one looks harder at contemporary American life, sees more, or expresses it with such hushed, deliberate care.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford offers honest, moving, and compassionate portraits of modern existence in the stories “Communist,” Reunion,” “Calling,” “Occidentals,” and... Read more >
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Vintage Ford

Written by Richard Ford


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $8.99

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Women with Men

Written by Richard Ford


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 28, 1998
Price: $15.00

Richard Ford's Independence Day--his sequel to The Sportswriter, and an international bestseller--is the only novel ever to have received both the Pulitzer Prize and the PENFaulkner Award. Now, with Women With Men, he reaffirms his mastery of shorter fiction with his first collection since the widely acclaimed Rock Springs, published a... Read more >
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Women with Men

Written by Richard Ford


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $10.99

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