Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Ellen And The Barber: Three Love Stories Of The Thirties” as Want to Read:
Ellen And The Barber: Three Love Stories Of The Thirties
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Ellen And The Barber: Three Love Stories Of The Thirties

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  11 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
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
Hardcover
Published December 1st 1998 by Thomas Dunne Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Ellen And The Barber, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Ellen And The Barber

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-23)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Dee Fallon
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Loved the third story, really liked the first one, and neutral about the second one. I was saddened to learn the author didn't live to see this book published and that his health was bad in his later years. The book was so well-written, wish I had learned about O'Rourke sooner, but then again this genre isn't really my favorite. I do love short stories though.
Alexandra
Oct 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Dec 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Good little quick read love stories with a twist.
Lindsay
rated it really liked it
Aug 17, 2016
Janis
rated it liked it
Aug 10, 2013
Natalie Sanchez
rated it really liked it
Sep 19, 2012
Joyce
rated it liked it
Jun 12, 2016
Shelly
rated it liked it
Mar 24, 2009
Sharon
rated it liked it
Sep 22, 2010
Suanne Laqueur
rated it it was amazing
Jan 03, 2013
Michele
rated it liked it
Nov 11, 2012
Maurean
marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2008
Aleathia Drehmer
marked it as to-read
Oct 28, 2008
Jessie
marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2009
Patty
added it
Mar 03, 2012
Shannon
marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2012
Dawn Curran
marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2013
Barbara
marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2014
Amber
added it
Jun 06, 2015
Sherry
marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Annelisa
marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
329737
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
...more
More about Frank O'Rourke...