Richard Ford

Princeton, Hopewell, Pennington & the Shore, NEW JERSEY

  • Photo of Island Beach Motor Lodge — South Seaside Park, New Jersey
    Island Beach Motor Lodge, where Richard Ford stayed to soak up the local atmosphere. “A lot of things go on in great big hotels, behind closed doors,” he has said of growing up in a hotel. This motor lodge’s floor plan also lends itself to unexpected revelations and soliloquies. — South Seaside Park, New Jersey
  • Photo of ocean front and adirondack chairs at the Island Beach Motor Lodge — South Seaside Park, New Jersey
    Island Beach Motor Lodge, where Richard Ford stayed to soak up the local atmosphere. “A lot of things go on in great big hotels, behind closed doors,” he has said of growing up in a hotel. This motor lodge’s floor plan also lends itself to unexpected revelations and soliloquies. — South Seaside Park, New Jersey
  • Photo of houses line a street along the Barnegat Peninsula
    Houses line a street along the Barnegat Peninsula, bright tokens of order and amenity. — Jersey Shore, New Jersey
  • Photo of Stewarts Root Beer stand — Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
    Root beer stands are not limited to New Jersey but, like boardwalks and afternoon cocktails, they seem to thrive in the state’s rich compost of classic eras. — Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Photo of Vince Lombardi Service Area. — I-95 Rest Area, New Jersey
    Vince Lombardi Service Area. — I-95 Rest Area, New Jersey

    “The “Vince” is a little red-brick Colonial Williamsburg-looking pavilion, whose parking lot this midnight is hopping with cars, tour buses, motor homes, pickups—all my adversaries from the turnpike—their passengers and drivers trooping, dazedly inside through a scattering of seagulls and under the woozy orange lights,toting diaper bags, thermoses, and in-car trash receptacles, their minds fixed on sacks of Roy Rogers burgers, Giants novelty items, joke condoms, with a quick peep at the Vince memorabilia collection from the great man’s glory days on the ‘Six Blocks of Granite’ …”
    Richard Ford
    Independence Day, 1995
  • Photo of Pennington Hopewell Princeton ROAD SIGN
    Ford revealed in a New York Times interview that his fictional Haddam was a composite of these three towns.
  • Photo of American flags along a street in Hopewell, New Jersey
    Long after Independence Day has come and gone, a street in Hopewell, New Jersey continues to evoke a Haddamesque idyll: well-kept homes, shady yards and American flags anointed by a benevolent if languorous god. — Hopewell, New Jersey

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Richard Ford

(1944-     )
Princeton, Hopewell, Pennington, NEW JERSEY
the Shore, NEW JERSEY
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Princeton, Hopewell, Pennington, NEW JERSEY
the Shore, NEW JERSEY
What to See / Where to Go
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  • A Journey Through Literary America

    by Thomas R. Hummel and Photography by Tamra L. Dempsey

  • A Journey Through Literary America

    by Thomas R. Hummel and Photography by Tamra L. Dempsey

  • A Journey Through Literary America

    by Thomas R. Hummel and Photography by Tamra L. Dempsey

A Journey Through Literary America

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Explore the fascinating stories of 26 great American authors with images of the places that inspired them to write. It’s the perfect gift for book lovers. With over 140 photographs throughout, the images add mood and dimension to the writing – and they are often shockingly close to what the featured authors described in their own words. Lushly illustrated, and beautifully designed, the book is as much of a pleasure to look at as it is to read.

This is a volume for the literary enthusiast, the armchair traveler or the intrepid reader. It is a handsome and beautifully illustrated companion for those who seek to learn more about authors they have read and those who wish to discover new writers.

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