Biography

Richard Ford

Richard Ford is the author of the Bascombe novels, which include THE SPORTSWRITER and its sequels, INDEPENDENCE DAY --- the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award --- THE LAY OF THE LAND, as well as the short story collections ROCK SPRINGS and A MULTITUDE OF SINS, which contain many widely anthologized stories. He lives in Boothbay, Maine, with his wife, Kristina Ford.

Richard Ford

Books by Richard Ford

by Richard Ford - Memoir, Nonfiction

How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? Richard Ford’s parents --- Edna, a feisty, pretty Catholic-school girl with a difficult past; and Parker, a sweet-natured, soft-spoken traveling salesman --- were rural Arkansans born at the turn of the twentieth century. Married in 1928, they lived “alone together” on the road, traveling throughout the South. Eventually they had one child, born late, in 1944. For Ford, the questions of what his parents dreamed of, how they loved each other and loved him become a striking portrait of American life in the mid-century. BETWEEN THEM is his vivid image of where his life began and where his parents’ lives found their greatest satisfaction.

by Richard Ford - Fiction

Through Frank Bascombe, we’ve witnessed the aspirations, sorrows, longings, achievements and failings of an American life in the twilight of the 20th century. Now, in LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU, author Richard Ford reinvents Bascombe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. In four narratives, Bascombe (and Ford) attempts to reconcile, interpret and console a world undone by calamity.

by Richard Ford - Fiction

When 15-year-old Dell Parsons' mother and father rob a bank, his sense of a happy, knowable life is forever shattered. Undone by the calamity of his parents' criminal actions and arrest, Dell struggles under the vast prairie sky to remake himself and define the adults he thought he knew.