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Award Winning Books by
RICHARD FORD

Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book by Richard Ford
282 reviews (2014) (256p) (Amazon Top100) (NYT100) (PP)
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Canada by Richard Ford
777 reviews (2012) (432p) (B&N Fiction) (WP Top10) (NYT100) (Kirkus Top25) (ALA)
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"First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later."

Then fifteen-year-old Dell Parsons' parents rob a bank, his sense of normal life is forever altered. In an instant, this private cataclysm drives his life into before and after, a threshold that can never be uncrossed.

His parents' arrest and imprison...
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The Lay of the Land by Richard Ford
130 reviews (2006) (496p) (NBCCA) (NYTimes) (TIME) (Amazon)
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 With The Sportswriter, in 1986, Richard Ford commenced a cycle of novels that ten years later—after Independence Day won both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award—was hailed by The Times of London as "an extraordinary epic [that] is nothing less than the story of the twentieth century itself." Now, a decade later, Frank Bascombe returns, with a new lease o...
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Independence Day by Richard Ford
129 reviews (1995) (464p) (PP) (NBCCA) (PF) (NYTimes)
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 Real-estate agent Frank Bascombe moves into his newly married ex-wife's old home and is looking forward to the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, but somehow nothing turns out the way he expects. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. Tour. NYT. ...
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The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
120 reviews (1986) (384p) (PF)
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 To coordinate with the publication of its long-awaited sequel, Independence Day, Vintage is reissuing this novel. In the course of one Easter week, Frank Bascombe, a former novelist who now supports himself writing about men who live more successfully within themselves, walks the treacherous line between elation and searing regret. Profile in Vanity Fair....
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Richard Ford Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 7  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 5  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 Independence Day ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 2 Independence Day · Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 2 Independence Day · The Lay of the Land ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 0  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 1 Independence Day ·  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 2 Independence Day · The Sportswriter ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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