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Between Them

(2017)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize 2017

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sportswriter comes a deeply personal account of his parents - an intimate portrait of American mid-20th-century life and a celebration of family love.

Richard Ford's parents volunteered little about their early lives - and he rarely asked. Later, he pieced their stories together from anecdote, history and the occasional photograph, frozen moments linking him to another time.

Edna Akin, a dark-eyed Arkansas beauty whose convent education was cut short by her itinerant parents, fell in love aged only 17. Parker Ford was a tall country boy with a warm, hesitant smile, who was working at a grocery in Hot Springs. They married and began a life on the road in the American South, as Parker followed his travelling salesman's job.

The 1930s were like one long weekend, a swirl of miles traversed, cocktails drunk and hotel rooms vacated: New Orleans, Memphis, Texarkana. Then a single, late child was born, changing everything.

In this book, Richard Ford evokes a vivid panorama of mid-20th century America and an intimate portrait of family life. Exploring children's changing perception of their parents, he also reflects on the impact of loss and devotion. Written with the intelligence, precision and humanity for which Ford is renowned, Between Them is both a son's great act of love and a redeeming meditation on family.

    

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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Between Them
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-4088-8469-0 / 978-1-4088-8469-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Between Them: Remembering My Parents
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 0-06-266188-4 / 978-0-06-266188-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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May 2017 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Between Them: Remembering My Parents
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-4434-5335-8 / 978-1-4434-5335-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Between Them
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-4088-8471-2 / 978-1-4088-8471-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Between Them: Remembering My Parents
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 0-06-267034-4 / 978-0-06-267034-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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Audio Editions

February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Between Them
Author(s): Richard Ford
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Between Them
Author(s): Richard Ford
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Between Them: Remembering My Parents
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-5384-1592-5 / 978-1-5384-1592-4
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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May 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Between Them: Remembering My Parents: Library Edition
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-5384-1593-3 / 978-1-5384-1593-1
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: Between Them: Remembering My Parents
Author(s): Richard Ford
ISBN: 1-5384-1594-1 / 978-1-5384-1594-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Between Them: Remembering My Parents
Author(s): Richard Ford
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Between Them: Remembering My Parents
Author(s): Richard Ford
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Between Them
Author(s): Richard Ford
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Between Them: Remembering My Parents
Author(s): Richard Ford
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   


May 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Between Them: Remembering My Parents
Author(s): Richard Ford
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA