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J.R. Quirk

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First name
J.R.
Last name
Quirk
Genre(s)
narrative non-fiction, fiction
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State
CA
 

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Job title
Novelist
Primary Publishing Role
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TITLE #1

Book #1 Cover Image
Book #1 Title
BAKER'S CORNER
Book #1 Subtitle
A MYSTERY IN CODMAN SQUARE (A Novel)
Book #1 Publication Year
2015
Book #1 Author
J.R. Quirk
Book #1 Publisher
West Alvarado House
Book #1 ISBN
9781502709950
Book #1 cover price
$6.99
Book #1 Description
A mysterious talisman originating in the slave and chocolate trade travels to Revolutionary War era Boston where it is passed through the centuries.
It comes into the hands of boyhood friends Finn Leahy and Tony Sebastiene. Then it, and their friendship, is lost amidst social upheaval and tragedy afflicting the neighborhood.
The talisman resurfaces in a present day Boston confronted with a terrorist threat that seems to implicate the Dorchester Haitian community and a dream research center. Finn and Tony, now sixty, join with Finn’s son to encounter uncertain threats and the enduring mystery of the talisman.
The story is set in the Codman Square (aka Baker’s Corner) area of Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood and is framed by the founding and success of James Baker’s nearby Neponset River chocolate mill and its closing in 1965.
The characters travel varied paths. They arrive, like the reader, with their own perspectives and conclusions in the same enduring place...Baker’s Corner.
Book #1 Distributors
Amazon and local book sellers
 

TITLE #2

Book #2 Cover Image
Book #2 Title
Compassionate Warrior
Book #2 Subtitle
A Memoir
Book #2 Author
J.R. Quirk
Book #2 Publication Year
2018
Book #2 Publisher
West Alavarado House
Book #2 ISBN-13
9781983839917
Book 2 Cover Price
$5.99
Book #2 Description
This is a story of a hero who returned from Vietnam with severe post traumatic stress disorder that went undiagnosed and untreated for decades. It is not his biography. It is my memory of time spent in his life, with some biographical details pulled in as needed. It is the story of a warrior hero who came home to nightmares, homelessness and ever-present bottles of self-medication and forgetfulness. It is also a story of survival, compassion and self-measured personal success.
Book #2 Distributors
Amazon and local book sellers
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