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Norman, Howard A.

Overview
Works: 100 works in 358 publications in 9 languages and 16,473 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Psychological fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Interviews  Legends  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Arranger, Other
Classifications: PR9199.3.N564,
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The bird artist by Howard A Norman( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is the bleak coastline of Newfoundland and the protagonist is Fabian Bass, an artistic type who paints birds when he is not building boats. Forced by his parents to abandon the woman he loves in order to marry a cousin, he revenges himself by murdering his mother's lover. By the author of Northern Lights
What is left the daughter by Howard A Norman( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,556 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 )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and French and held by 1,154 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 )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Orphaned By A Zeppelin Crash at Age Nine, DeFoe Russet was raised in a Halifax, Nova Scotia hotel by his magnetic uncle Edward. Now 30, DeFoe works with Edward as a guard in Halifax's three-room Glace Museum. lie courts the affection of Imogen Linny, caretaker of the Jewish cemetery, whose life is changed by the arrival of a painting, which DeFoe steals for her. Set against the imminent doom of World War II, The Museum Guard explores the mystery of identity, and the desire to step out of the ordinary into the alluring and dangerous sphere of action" -- B&N from the publisher (July 2007)
Northern tales : traditional stories of Eskimo and Indian peoples by Howard A Norman( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 962 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
The haunting of L. by Howard A Norman( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 816 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
Next life might be kinder by Howard A Norman( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 775 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
The northern lights : a novel by Howard A Norman( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When tragedy strikes, fourteen-year-old Noah Kranik must move from his home in exotic Manitoba to a new life in bustling Toronto
Devotion by Howard A Norman( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 701 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 )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of folktales from around the world, all of which have a bird as a main character. Annotation. For centuries birds and their magnificent ability to fly have inspired tales of mischief, mystery, and enchantment. In a collection that is as beautiful as it is timeless, award-winning author Howard Norman and Caldecott medalists Leo and Diane Dillon offer five bird stories from around the world--including one about an elusive bird that sings like a warthog and another about a much loved quail dying of thirst. This glorious collaboration is the perfect gift for any family library, a book that children and parents alike will treasure
What is left the daughter by Howard A Norman( Recording )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 547 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 )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 500 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 )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 436 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 )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 434 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 368 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
Kiss in the Hotel Joseph Conrad and other stories by Howard A Norman( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the chill came from : Cree Windigo tales and journeys( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 342 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
Who-Paddled-Backward-With-Trout by Howard A Norman( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 338 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 )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 316 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
Peter Matthiessen in conversation with Howard Norman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Matthiessen reads from his novels Killing Mr. Watson and Lost man's river
 
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Alternative Names
Howard Norman American writer and educator

Howard Norman écrivain américain

Howard Norman US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Norman Howard

Norman, Howard 1949-

Norman, Howard A.

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

Norman, Howard Alan 1949-

Norman, Howard Allan

Norman, Howard Allan, 1949-

Ховард Норман

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Languages
English (200)

German (19)

French (12)

Japanese (5)

Spanish (5)

Italian (4)

Danish (2)

Dutch (2)

Finnish (1)

Covers
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.The northern lights : a novelDevotionBetween heaven and earth : bird tales from around the world