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The Girl With the Bully Tattoo - The Poetry and Art of Kate O'Rourke By Kathleen O'Rourke & Michael Wolfgang
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"I was a sickly child quite small and thin" begins Kate O’Rourke’s poignant “In Silent Winters,” one of twenty-eight highly personal poems assembled in this book on... More > the third anniversary of her death at age forty. O’Rourke was a colorist and designer as well as a poet. The photographs, sketches, collages, screen prints and digital creations accompanying the poems are her haunting observations of life, alive with color, rife with symbolism. Together they offer a privileged glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of an intelligent and sensitive artist. "I submerge myself into the earth/ into my watery grave/daisy upon daisy, behind I leave/ an impression…" From “Flooded Corpse”—Kate O’Rourke< Less
Terence O'Rourke Gentleman Adventurer By Louis Joseph Vance
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MADAME THÉRÈSE was of a heavy build round and stout and comfortable-looking; nevertheless she possessed a temper. The vicious bang of the door behind her was evidence of that... More > sufficient unto O'Rourke, even if he had not the memory of her recent words to remind him of the fact. He drew a long and disconsolate face, standing in the precise center of what he called his "compartment": it was six feet one way by nine another, and boasted of but one window, set in a slanting roof.< Less
The Mayor of Aln By James Rourke
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Konrad, a charismatic outsider, wanders an apocalyptic land known as The Province. Arriving at the town of Aln he installs himself as schoolmaster and gradually subverts the community’s order.... More > He succeeds in getting himself elected mayor, further feeding his appetite for power. Privacy is declared a sin, private property is abolished and polygamy implemented. The City is forced to send its army to get rid of him for good. But at his show-trial Konrad’s mysterious manipulation produces an extraordinary outcome. Set in a barren fantasy landscape, The Mayor of Aln combines elements both ancient and modern. A strange, dark and amusing tale of moral manipulation and the cult of personality. The Mayor of Aln is the first book in James Rourke's The Province Trilogy.< Less
The Hollywood Sign Girl By James Rourke
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This is a lonely town. You can die of loneliness. Jack Martin is a struggling screenwriter living in a seedy L.A. hotel. Stumbling across the body of a young woman at the foot of the Hollywood sign... More > he becomes a murder suspect. But when his alibi checks out and the LAPD drop the case he decides to investigate her story himself. His search takes him deep into the underbelly of Hollywood, a desert in Mexico, and the early days of silent movies. The Hollywood Sign Girl paints a darkly humorous picture of guilt, alcoholism, and failed dreams. The story of a writer’s compulsion to solve a real-life crime and exploit it as fiction. Jack Martin is a striking addition to the crime genre.< Less
Subway By Philip Rourke
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A man and a woman, engaged to marry different people, spend a couple of hours chatting together at a train station only to fall for each other.
The Cradle By Philip Rourke
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Marsel Moore, a top politician has an affair with one of his maids Angela and this results in her getting pregnant, but Marsel is not prepared to go public with the this. When she tells him he either... More > marries her or she will let the whole world know about this, he locks her in a room and sets it on fire. Angela breathes her last in the fire. But on that same day on which Angela expires in hospital, a top politician's wife delivers a baby boy in the maternity ward of the same hospital......< Less
YES WE MUST - Fix Our Broken System By Phil Rourk
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Power perpetuates itself, and institutions created to serve the powerful are difficult to change. But they are not impossible to change. That is the principal message of this book. Now that we can... More > no longer help knowing that things have gone too far, now that we have achieved the wealth and the technology needed to bring about change, we must finally face up to our responsibility to just do it -- bring about real, positive change that will allow every human being on earth to achieve their equal and inalienable right to a just, healthy and joyful existence here on Earth. Yes, we can. Yes, we must! This book provides many ideas and suggestions – rooted in a broad worldview and sound analysis – that can get us started on our way.< Less
YES WE MUST - Fix Our Broken System By Phil Rourk
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Power perpetuates itself, and institutions created to serve the powerful are difficult to change. But they are not impossible to change. That is the principal message of this book. Now that we can... More > no longer help knowing that things have gone too far, now that we have achieved the wealth and the technology needed to bring about change, we must finally face up to our responsibility to just do it -- bring about real, positive change that will allow every human being on earth to achieve their equal and inalienable right to a just, healthy and joyful existence here on Earth. Yes, we can. Yes, we must! This book provides many ideas and suggestions – rooted in a broad worldview and sound analysis – that can get us started on our way.< Less
A Brief History of Harvard Eateries and Watering Holes: Algiers to Zum Zum, Circa 1940-Present (Premium Dustjacket Hardback Gift Edition) By Sean O ' Rourke
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ABOUT THE BOOK: Anyone who has spent time at Harvard or in Cambridge will instantly recognize the many familiar names of eating and drinking establishments in this book. But few know the myriad of... More > truly fascinating (and often little-known) stories behind them. For example, Emile Durzi, who owns Algiers, has lived in a number of exotic places — but has never visited Algiers. The owners of Grendel's Den went (with Laurence Tribe) all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to obtain a liquor license. That iconic German restaurant, The Wursthaus, was owned by an Italian immigrant. This light-hearted account not only rekindles warm memories of college days, but also serves up delicious historical tidbits about Harvard's favorite hangouts. Written by Harvard alumnus and historian Sean O'Rourke '49, this is a co-publication of Harvardwood Books and Unlimited Publishing LLC.< Less
A Brief History of Harvard Eateries and Watering Holes: Algiers to Zum Zum, Circa 1940-Present By Sean O ' Rourke
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ABOUT THE BOOK: Anyone who has spent time at Harvard will instantly recognize the many familiar names of eating and drinking establishments in this book. But few know the myriad of truly fascinating... More > stories behind them. For example, Emile Durzi, who owns Algiers, has lived in a number of exotic places — but has never visited Algiers. The owners of Grendel’s Den went (with Laurence Tribe) all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to obtain a liquor license. That iconic German restaurant, The Wursthaus, was owned by an Italian immigrant. This light-hearted account not only rekindles warm memories of college days, but is also is filled with delicious historical tidbits about Harvard's favorite hangouts. Written by Harvard alumnus and historian Sean O'Rourke '49, this is a co-publication of Harvardwood Books and Unlimited Publishing LLC.< Less

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