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The Sportswriter is a 1986 novel by Richard Ford. It is Ford's third novel and the first of four books of fiction to feature the protagonist Frank Bascombe, a failed novelist turned sportswriter who undergoes an existential crisis following the death of his son. The sequel to The Sportswriter is the Pulitzer …

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Independence Day is a 1995 novel by Richard Ford and the sequel to Ford's 1986 novel The Sportswriter. This novel is the second in what is now a four part series. It was followed by The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank With You. Independence Day won the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1996, …

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After more than a decade, Richard Ford revives Frank Bascombe, the beloved protagonist from The Sportswriter and Independence Day. Fans will be scrambling for The Lay of the Land, a novel that finds Bascombe contending with health, marital, and familial issues wake of the 2000 presidential election. We asked Richard …

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Rock Springs is a highly regarded collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford, published in 1987 and largely dealing with dysfunctional mothers and fathers and their effects on young male narrators. As with his earlier novels A Piece of My Heart and The Ultimate Good Luck, Ford's stories …

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