A Piece of My Heart

New York: Harper & Row, (1976).

Price: $350.00

Hardcover. First edition. A little rubbing on the front wrap, very near fine. Nicely Inscribed by the author. Advance Review Copy of the author's first book, a novel.

Item #430760
ISBN: 0060113626

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Item #430760 A Piece of My Heart. Richard FORD.

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