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Ellen And The Barber: Three Love Stories Of The Thirties

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Though the late Frank O'Rourke published more than sixty novels, Ellen and the Barber has never before been brought to readers. St. Martin's is delighted to present this atmospheric and insightful novel. Vividly evoking a small midwest town during the Great Depression and World War II, it introduces us to three strong and suprising young women and the men in their lives: E ...more
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Published December 1st 1998 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Alexandra
A surprisingly evocative and heartfelt trilogy of short stories, especially coming from a writer known primarily for mysteries, westerns, and sports novels. What surprised me most was O'Rourke's thorough understanding and delicate portrayal of his central female characters, as well as how relevant their feelings and concerns are today. Though set against the backdrop of the Depression-era midwest, the characters in these stories are almost tangibly real: a woman paralyzed by the choice between h ...more
Jodie
Good little quick read love stories with a twist.
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Frank O'Rourke was an American writer known for western and mystery novels and sports fiction. O'Rourke wrote more than 60 novels and numerous magazine articles.

Born in Denver, Colorado he attended Kemper Military School. A talented amateur baseball player, he considered trying out for a professional team, but was called up for service in World War II. At the end of the war he decided to become a
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