The Lay of the Land

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

Price: $20.00

Hardcover. First edition. Fine in an about fine dustwrapper with slight wear on the top edge.

Item #370780
ISBN: 0679454683

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Item #370780 The Lay of the Land. Richard FORD.

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

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Biography

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