Between Them: Remembering My Parents

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Price
$25.99  $24.17
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.4 X 1.0 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062661883

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About the Author

Richard Ford is the author of The Sportswriter; Independence Day, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award; The Lay of the Land; and the New York Times bestseller Canada. His short story collections include the bestseller Let Me Be Frank With You, Sorry for Your Trouble, Rock Springs and A Multitude of Sins, which contain many widely anthologized stories. He lives in New Orleans with his wife Kristina Ford.

Reviews

"Affection and insightful...deep, attentive...In this slim beauty of a memoir, [Ford] has given us--the same way he has given us many times in his fiction--a remarkable story about two unremarkable people we would have never known, but for him." -- Cheryl Strayed, New York Times Book Review

"[A]n honest recording of two 'wonderful' if ordinary parents...Ford notes how the act of writing a memoir, of having the last word, discloses his own shortcomings, then and now...'It is merely how life is, ' the ultimate truth to which this affecting book is witness." -- Boston Globe

"In this beautiful and tender memoir, Ford seems to see all of the important details. He makes his readers grateful that he shared them." -- Portland Press Herald

"By any standards, this is a singular volume, as peculiarly personal as it is slim...a subtle, careful testament to devotion and a son's love for his parents." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Every page of this little remembrance teems with Ford's luxuriant prose, his moving and tender longing for his parents, and his affecting and intimate portrait of two people simply living life as best they can." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A masterful distillation of sensuous description, psychological intricacy, social insights, and a keen sense of place. Ford's reflections are bright with wit, edgy with candor, and lustrous with extraordinary poignancy and love." -- BookPage