Biography

Richard Ford

Richard Ford is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Bascombe novels and the New York Times bestselling CANADA and LET ME BE FRANK WITH YOU. He is the author of the renowned stories collections ROCK SPRINGS and A MULTITUDE OF SINS. He is the 2016 recipient of the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature in Spain, and lives in East Boothbay, Maine, with his wife Kristina Ford.

Richard Ford

Books by Richard Ford

by Richard Ford - Memoir, Nonfiction

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 20th 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 Ford’s 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.