Richard Ford

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Richard Ford

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in Jackson, Mississippi, The United States
February 16, 1944

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Richard Ford is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. His best-known works are the novel The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land, and the short story collection Rock Springs, which contains several widely anthologized stories.
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Average rating: 3.72 · 43,281 ratings · 4,621 reviews · 93 distinct works · Similar authors
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Independence Day
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 9,097 ratings — published 1995 — 38 editions
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The Sportswriter
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 9,042 ratings — published 1986 — 31 editions
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Rock Springs
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 2,636 ratings — published 1987 — 19 editions
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The Lay of the Land
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 2,300 ratings — published 2006 — 35 editions
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 830 ratings — published 2001 — 25 editions
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 813 ratings — published 1990 — 26 editions
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 354 ratings — published 1976 — 21 editions
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3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 315 ratings — published 1981 — 17 editions
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April 2012, Richard Ford
"The Pulitzer-winning author heads north to the Saskatchewan prairie for his new novel, Canada, a coming-of-age tale about a teen left behind by his bank robber parents." ...More

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“Some people want to be bank presidents. Other people want to rob banks.”
Richard Ford

“What's friendship's realest measure?
I'll tell you. The amount of precious time you'll squander on someone else's calamities and fuck-ups.”
Richard Ford

“People surprise you, Frank, with just how fuckin stupid they are.”
Richard Ford, The Sportswriter

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