My Mother, In Memory

Elmwood CT: Raven Editions, 1988.

Price: $750.00

Softcover. First edition. Frontispiece by Russell Chatham. Wrappers with printed spine label. Frontispiece by Russell Chatham. Fine. Prospectus laid in. One of 100 numbered copies Signed by the author, and Initialed by Chatham.

Item #340151
ISBN: 9999135978

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Item #340151 My Mother, In Memory. Richard FORD.
My Mother, In Memory

Richard Ford
birth name: Richard Ford
born: 2/16/1944

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American writer of novels and short stories.more

Collecting tips:

Richard Ford is a wonderful writer. His first two books, A Piece of My Heart (1976) and The Ultimate Good Luck (1981 - poorly constructed, the rear hinge is almost always cracked - or repaired) are moderately expensive in fine condition. His breakthrough novel, The Sportswriter (1986) was published by Vintage Contemporaries in paperback, and in considerable numbers, so while it is not by any means rare, the paper tends to yellow easily, so copies with bright, white pages are harder to find than one might think. This novel set the state for his next novel to feature the same protagonist, Independence Day (1995) which won both the Pulitzer and the PEN/Faulkner awards. It is not particularly expensive.more