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The Lay of the Land
The Lay of the Land | Richard Ford
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It is fall, 2000 and Frank Bascombe has arrived at a state of optimistic pragmatism that he calls the Permanent Period of life. Epic mistakes have already been made, dreams downsized, and Frank reflects that now at least there are fewer opportunities left in life to get things wrong. But the tranquillity he anticipated is not to be. In fact, as Thanksgiving dinner with his children and first wife nears, the Permanent Period proves as full of possibility as life had ever been. In his third Frank Bascombe novel Richard Ford contemplates the human character with wry precision. Graceful, expansive, filled with pathos but irresistibly funny, The Lay of the Land is a modern American masterpiece.
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Kammbia1
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I finished reading this novel over the weekend and posted a review. It is my 100th posted review on my website. Whoo-hoo! Here's the review: http://marion-hill.com/book-review-100-the-lay-of-the-land-by-richard-ford/

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Kammbia1
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I just started reading the 3rd Frank Bascombe novel by Richard Ford. I read The Sportswriter and Independence Day over the past two years. I will admit that Frank Bascombe novels are the first books I've ever read with an unlikable protagonist that has kept me interested. Very introspective and wordy....but Richard Ford can write.

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Kammbia1
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I'm working my way through Frank Bascombe books by Richard Ford. The Lay of the Land is next up to read and I was able get a copy along with the rest of this stack for $2 today at the San Antonio Central Library Book Sale. Long live Libraries! 👍🏿😬