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The Sportswriter
The Sportswriter | Richard Ford
Frank Bascombe has a younger girlfriend and a job as a sportswriter. To many men of his age, thirty-eight, this would be a cause for optimism, yet Frank feels the pull of his inner despair and especially of his recent losses - his preferred career has ended, his wife has divorced him, and a tragic accident took his elder son. In the course of this Easter weekend, Frank will lose all the remnants of his familiar life, though he will emerge heroic with spirits soaring. This is a magnificent novel that propelled Richard Ford into the first rank of American writers.
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vlwelser
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Richard Ford at the National Book Festival. This guy is really very funny.

#loc #NatBookFest

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Blaire
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I loved all the Frank Bascombe books about his life in #thesuburbs between NYC and Philadelphia. #timbittunes

CarolynM This is one I've had on my shelf for ages but never got around to. You've encouraged me to give it a try soon🙂 9mo
Cinfhen Ooohhh, you had me suburban Philadelphia....my stomping grounds #stacked 9mo
TheKidUpstairs I've never read any Richard Ford. I've got this one on my shelf: 9mo
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Blaire @TheKidUpstairs I‘ve read Canada, and have it 4 stars on goodreads but I only vaguely remember it. 😔 I really do have a terrible habit of not remembering the books I‘ve read. In general I really like his writing. 9mo
Blaire @CarolynM I hope you like it. I know I liked it enough to also pick up Independence Day and the lay of the land. 9mo
TheKidUpstairs @Blaire I do the same thing. I read very quickly but often forget details quickly too! 9mo
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TheKidUpstairs For my country? Wayne Gretzky 10mo
Tove_Reads @TheKidUpstairs Most def! I am a Finnish girls champ in ice hockey! 10mo
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This book was intriguing. While reading it I found the main character to be pretty boring and uninspiring, and I often did not like his interior monologue. Yet the writing is tremendous, and I realized that the author had created this spot-on character for me to have these feelings about. I ended up liking the book, and I can see why it has received the accolades it has through the years. #MountTBR #192019

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Kammbia1
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Here's The Sportswriter by Richard Ford. My review: http://marion-hill.com/book-review-65-the-sportswriter-by-richard-ford/

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Kenz
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I don't understand how this was on Time's best 100 novels list. I slogged through 75 pages of self-indulgent misogyny and pettiness before quitting, which I rarely do.

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librariankris
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Fun Friday Photo. I return again and again to Frank Bascombe, whose dreaminess I still relate to all these years after I met him.

BB1958 Frank's experiences are more common than uncommon, as Richard Ford expresses in a well-written story. 3y
Kammbia1 This novel grew on me and I have read all the Frank Bascombe novels. 2y
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