Sorry For Your Trouble, by Richard Ford (Bloomsbury 2020)

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In these 9 stories, Ford illuminates great moments in small lives - disappointment, ageing, grief, love and marriage, are all examined in his usual plain, readable prose. He is always effortlessly profound and moving, a writer at the height of his powers. I think short stories are his great strength. He's a very economical writer, one of my favourites.