Canada

In an exclusive excerpt from Richard Ford’s new novel, the life of fifteen-year-old Dell Parsons is forever changed when his parents rob a bank.

May 2012
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Calling

Dec 2000
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Issues

Sep 2000
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Quality Time

Jan 2000
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Crèche

A Midwestern Christmas.

Dec 1998
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In the Face

Sep 1996
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What Happened Next

Jun 1995
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Deep River

May 1995
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Jealous

Nov 1992
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Children

Aug 1987
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Optimists

Mar 1987
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Puppy

Dec 2001
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The Shore

Aug 2004
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Reunion

May 2000
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How Was It to Be Dead?

Aug 2006
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Leaving for Kenosha

Mar 2008
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The Noise Is Killing Me

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In the Same Boat

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What a Sea of Stories Taught Me

Looking for the “little miracles” among the hundreds of candidates for a short-story collection.

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Goofing off While the Muse Recharges

The importance of ceasing in order to resume.

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American Beauty (Circa 1955)

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A City beyond the Reach of Empathy

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Nobody’s Everyman

The novelist considers Frank Bascombe’s role as a stand-in for the rest of us.
Apr 2009
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Good Raymond

When the author was introduced to Raymond Carver twenty-one years ago, he couldn’t have known that he had just met the man who would soon be the most celebrated short-story writer in the world.

Oct 1998