Greenwich Library features Richard Ford

Richard Ford

Richard Ford

[email protected] will present bestselling writer Richard Ford on Wednesday, January 28 at 7 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium.

Mr. Ford’s new book, Let Me Be Frank With You, is his fourth work of fiction chronicling the life of Frank Bascombe, hero of the novels The SportswriterIndependence Day, and The Lay of the Land.

In Let Me Be Frank With You, Mr, Ford returns to the territory that sealed his reputation as a master in a collection of four linked stories. Now 68, Frank lives with his second wife Sally, enjoying the next level of life – retirement. Unfolding over several days before Christmas, we follow Bascombe as he navigates life in the aftermath of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

Maureen Corrigan on National Public Radio called the book “…a brilliant collection which Ford is indeed ‘being Frank’ Bascombe with us once again, as well as being ‘frank’ about all sorts of touchy topics in America, such as race, politics, the economy, old age and the oblivion that awaits us all.” Ms. Corrigan added that Ford’s “…poetic awareness, particularly of aging and mortality, is profound and hilarious. ‘Why am I more worried about [falling] than whether there’s an afterlife?’”

Born in Mississippi, Mr. Ford received a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.F.A. from the University of California, Irvine. He briefly studied law, then became a sports writer and dabbled in academia before returning to write full time. Independence Day was the first book to earn both a Pulitzer Prize and a Pen/Faulkner Award. Mr. Ford’s last novel, Canada, is a Carnegie Medal winner and a favorite of critics and Greenwich Library staff. Mr. Ford and his wife live in Maine.

[email protected] is made possible through the support of the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors. Books will be available for purchase and signing through Diane’s Books. This series is open to all at no charge, but seating in the Cole Auditorium is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

For more information contact Marianne Weill at [email protected], call203-622-7933 or visit www.greenwichlibrary.org/authorslive.

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