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Norman, Howard A.

Overview
Works: 88 works in 402 publications in 8 languages and 15,963 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Essays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR9199.3.N564, 813.54
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The bird artist by Howard A Norman( Book )

41 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A painter of birds in a remote Newfoundland coastal village confesses that he has murdered the village lighthouse keeper
What is left the daughter by Howard A Norman( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is orphaned when his parents jump off two different bridges within hours of each other -- the result of their separate involvements with the same neighbor, a Halifax switchboard operator and aspiring actress. Wyatt is forced to move to a small town to live with his uncle, aunt, and ravishing cousin Tilda. A chain of life-altering passions and the wartime perfidy at its core is set in motion by the arrival of the German student Hans Mohring. Actual historical incidents lend intense narrative power to Norman's uncannily layered story
The girl who dreamed only geese, and other tales of the Far North by Howard A Norman( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of illustrated Eskimo folktales. In The Man Who Married a Seagull, a lady seagull is transformed into a human so she can marry one, The Wolverine Secret is on a raven who stole the sun and the moon, while in the title story a food shortage threatens a village when a girl stops dreaming of geese, because geese only arrive if she dreams of them. Based on decades of research and extended collaboration with Inuit storytellers, award-winning author Howard Norman's masterful retellings of ten Inuit tales invite readers on a unique story--journey from Siberia and Alaska to the Canadian Arctic and Greenland. Dramatic illustrations inspired by stonecut art of the Inuit people capture the beauty and mystery of these stories as they carry us--sometimes laughing, sometimes crying--from village to village over taiga, tundra, snow plains, and the iceberg-filled sea
The museum guard : a novel by Howard A Norman( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish woman in 1938 Nova Scotia becomes obsessed with a painting in a museum. It is called Jewess on a Street in Amsterdam and is on loan from Holland. The woman decides to live the subject's life, a momentous decision as the Nazis are on the march. By the author of The Bird Artist
Next life might be kinder by Howard A Norman( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After my wife, Elizabeth Church, was murdered by the bellman Alfonse Padgett in the Essex Hotel, she did not leave me." Sam Lattimore meets Elizabeth Church in 1970s Halifax, in an art gallery. The sparks are immediate, leading quickly to a marriage that is dear, erotically charged, and brief. In Howard Norman's spellbinding and moving novel, the gleam of the marriage and the circumstances of Elizabeth's murder are revealed in heart stopping increments. Sam's life afterward is complicated. For one thing, in a moment of desperate confusion, he sells his life story to a Norwegian filmmaker named Istvakson, known for the stylized violence of his films, whose artistic drive sets in motion an increasingly intense cat and mouse game between the two men. For another, Sam has begun "seeing" Elizabeth, not only seeing but holding conversations with her, almost every evening, and watching her line up books on a small beach. What at first seems simply hallucination born of terrible grief reveals itself, evening by evening, as something else entirely
Northern tales : traditional stories of Eskimo and Indian peoples by Howard A Norman( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of folktales of the native peoples, both Indian and Eskimo, of the Arctic, including Canada, Alaska, Russia and Greenland. Includes source notes, maps, drawings and bibliography
My darling detective by Howard A Norman( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jacob Rigolet, soon to be fired from his position as assistant to a wealthy art collector, looks up from his seat at an auction to see his mother, Nora Ives Rigolet, until that day head librarian at Halifax Free Library, walk almost casually up the aisle and fling an open jar of black ink at master photographer Robert Capa's "Death on a Leipzig Balcony." Jacob's fiancee, the erotically accomplished Detective Martha Crauchet, is assigned to the interrogation. In My Darling Detective, Howard Norman delivers a fond and witty homage to noir, as Jacob's understanding of the man he has always assumed to be his father unravels against the darker truth of Emil Smith, a Halifax police officer suspected but never convicted of murdering two Jewish residents during the shocking upswing of anti semitism in 1945, the year Jacob was born. The denouement, involving a dire shootout and an emergency delivery--it's the second Rigolet to be born in the Halifax Free Library in a span of three decades--is Howard Norman at his "provocative ... haunting" and uncannily moving best. (Janet Maslin, New York Times)"
The haunting of L. by Howard A Norman( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is 1927. Young Peter Duvett has accepted a job as an assistant to the elusive portraitist Vienna Linn in the remote town of Churchill, Manitoba. Peter's life is about to change in ways he scarcely could have imagined. Across Canada, Vienna Linn has been arranging and photographing gruesome accidents for the private collection, in London, of a Mr. Radin Heur, theirs is a macabre duet of art and violence."--Jacket
Devotion by Howard A Norman( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of human relationships and emotional upheaval examines the causes of a violent quarrel between David Kozel and his new father-in-law, William, a gentle man who cares for a Nova Scotia estate and its swans
Between heaven and earth : bird tales from around the world by Howard A Norman( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of folktales from around the world, all of which have a bird as a main character
What is left the daughter by Howard A Norman( Recording )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphaned by the sudden suicides of both his parents (who discovered they were in love with the same woman), seventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is taken in by his aunt and uncle in the small town of Middle Economy, Novia Scotia, where he is apprenticed to his uncle's toboggan business and falls in love with his ravishing adopted cousin, Tilda. Setting in motion the novel's chain of life-altering passions is the arrival of German student Hans Mohring, carrying only a satchel. Tilda's feelings for Hans stir up tensions that will test the bonds of love, family, and community to its limits. Wyatt's personal account of the astonishing events leading up to his fathering of a beloved daughter spills out twenty-one years later
Trickster and the fainting birds by Howard A Norman( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seven Cree and Chippewa trickster tales
How Glooskap Outwits the Ice Giants ; and other tales of the Maritime Indians by Howard A Norman( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six tales featuring the mythical giant who roamed the coast to New England and Canada, created the Indian peoples to keep him company, and fought battles to protect them ever after
The Wishing bone cycle : narrative poems from the Swampy Cree Indians by Howard A Norman( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems about a "trickster" capable of changing into various characters, objects, and circumstances
The owl-scatterer by Howard A Norman( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inhabitants of a small northern Canadian village consider Jake a lazy old man but when their town is overrun with owls only Jake knows how to scatter the birds
Where the chill came from : Cree Windigo tales and journeys( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains translations of 31 tales of confrontation with Windingos or spirit-beings of the Cree world. Tales were gathered during the author's travels through Cree Indian regions of Canada, west of Hudson's Bay. Also includes accounts of conversations with Cree elders about the 'natural history' of the Windigo, a discussion of its importance in Cree culture and a description of the manner in which Cree storytellers perform the tales
Kiss in the Hotel Joseph Conrad and other stories by Howard A Norman( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who-Paddled-Backward-With-Trout by Howard A Norman( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Cree Indian boy, Trout-with-Flattened-Nose, is not fond of his given name and seeks to earn a new one that is more flattering
In fond remembrance of me by Howard A Norman( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author recalls his experiences among the Inuit of Alaska as he attempted to record and translate their "flood" narratives into English, working with an Anglo-Japanese woman who had come to Alaska independently to accomplish the same task
The woe shirt : Caribbean folk tales by Paulé Bartón( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The bird artist
Alternative Names
Howard Norman écrivain américain

Howard Norman US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Norman Howard

Norman, Howard 1949-

Norman, Howard A.

Norman, Howard A. 1949-

Norman, Howard A. (Howard Allan), 1949-

Norman, Howard Alan 1949-

Norman, Howard Allan

Norman, Howard Allan 1949-

Ховард Норман

노먼, 하워드

ノーマン, ハワード

Languages
English (234)

German (14)

French (6)

Japanese (6)

Spanish (6)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

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What is left the daughterThe girl who dreamed only geese, and other tales of the Far NorthThe museum guard : a novelNorthern tales : traditional stories of Eskimo and Indian peoplesThe haunting of L.DevotionBetween heaven and earth : bird tales from around the worldWhat is left the daughter