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Norman, Howard A.

Overview
Works: 89 works in 404 publications in 8 languages and 16,673 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Domestic fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Essays  Bildungsromans  Legends  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR9199.3.N564, 813.54
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The bird artist by Howard A Norman( Book )

38 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 1,561 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
The girl who dreamed only geese, and other tales of the Far North by Howard A Norman( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,069 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
Northern tales : traditional stories of Eskimo and Indian peoples by Howard A Norman( Book )

11 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
The northern lights : a novel by Howard A Norman( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 681 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 652 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 )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 532 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
The owl-scatterer by Howard A Norman( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inhabitants of a small northern Canadian village consider Jake a lazy old men 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 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
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 330 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 306 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
I hate to leave this beautiful place by Howard A Norman( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of acclaimed novelist Howard Norman has had its share of 'arresting strangeness.' In this spellbinding memoir, Norman connects these moments to show how life tangles with the psyche to become art. His story begins with a harrowing and hilarious portrait of a Midwest boyhood summer working in a bookmobile in the shadow of a grifter father and under the erotic tutelage of his brother's girlfriend
I hate to leave this beautiful place : a memoir by Howard A Norman( Recording )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of acclaimed novelist Howard Norman has had its share of 'arresting strangeness.' In this spellbinding memoir, Norman connects these moments to show how life tangles with the psyche to become art. His story begins with a harrowing and hilarious portrait of a Midwest boyhood summer working in a bookmobile in the shadow of a grifter father and under the erotic tutelage of his brother's girlfriend
I hate to leave this beautiful place by Howard A Norman( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir details the haunting and redemptive events of the author's life, covering such topics as his con-man father's betrayal, the murder-suicide of a houseguest, and his decade spent in the Arctic as a translator of Inuit tales
 
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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-

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노먼, 하워드

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The girl who dreamed only geese, and other tales of the Far NorthNorthern tales : traditional stories of Eskimo and Indian peoplesThe northern lights : a novelDevotionBetween heaven and earth : bird tales from around the worldWhat is left the daughterTrickster and the fainting birdsIn fond remembrance of me