Between them : remembering my parents / Richard Ford.

A stirring narrative of memory and parental love, author Richard Ford tells of his mother, Edna, a feisty Catholic girl with a difficult past, and his father, Parker, a sweet-natured soft-spoken traveling salesman, both born at the turn of the twentieth century in rural Arkansas. For Ford, the quest...

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Main Author: Ford, Richard, 1944-
Published: Toronto, Ont : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
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Summary: A stirring narrative of memory and parental love, author Richard Ford tells of his mother, Edna, a feisty Catholic girl with a difficult past, and his father, Parker, a sweet-natured soft-spoken traveling salesman, both born at the turn of the twentieth century in rural Arkansas. For Ford, the questions of what his parents dreamed of and how they loved each other and him became a striking portrait of American life in the mid-century. With his celebrated candor, wit, and intelligence, the award-winning storyteller and creator of the iconic character Frank Bascombe delivers an unforgettable exploration of memory, intimacy, and love. American novelist and short story writer Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi. His best-known works are the Bascombe novels: The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and Let Me Be Frank with You.
Physical Description: 179 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Language: English
ISBN: 0062661884
9780062661883 (hc., Ecco HarperCollins USA ed.)
9781443453356 (hc., HarperCollins Canada ed.)
Author Notes: He was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1944 & grew up there & in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from Michigan State University & received an M. F. A. in 1970 from the University of California at Irvine. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts & American Academy of Arts & Letters Award for Literature. He was also given the 1994 Rea Award. In 2001 he was awarded the PEN/Malamud prize. He made The New York Times Best Seller List for his title's Canada and Let Me Be Frank with You. He was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with his title, Let Me Be Frank With You.

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