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Richard Ford

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. Ford's best known titles are The SportswriterIndependence DayThe Lay of the Land, and Let Me Be Frank with You. 

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The Bascombe Novels
Written by Richard Ford, Introduction by Richard Ford
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 2009
$35.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-26903-4 (0-307-26903-5)

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...

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Independence Day
Written by Richard Ford
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1996
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73518-2 (0-679-73518-6)

The Pulitzer-Prize Winning novel for 1996.In this visionary sequel to The Sportswriter, Richard Ford deepens his portrait of one of the most unforgettable characters in American fiction, and in so doing gives us an indelible portrait of America.Frank Bascombe, in the aftermath of his divorce and the ruin of his career... Read more

The Lay of the Land
Written by Richard Ford
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2007
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77667-3 (0-679-77667-2)

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

A Multitude of Sins
Written by Richard Ford
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2003
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72656-9 (0-375-72656-X)

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

A Piece of My Heart
Written by Richard Ford
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1985
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-72914-5 (0-394-72914-5)

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

The Sportswriter
Written by Richard Ford
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1995
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76210-2 (0-679-76210-8)

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. But 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... Read more

The Ultimate Good Luck
Written by Richard Ford
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1987
$13.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-75089-7 (0-394-75089-6)

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... Read more

Women with Men
Written by Richard Ford
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1998
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-77668-0 (0-679-77668-0)

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 PEN/Faulkner 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