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Norman, Howard A.

Overview
Works: 97 works in 282 publications in 2 languages and 16,499 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Psychological fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Interviews  Legends  Anecdotes 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Commentator
Classifications: PR9199.3.N564, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Howard A Norman
The bird artist by Howard A Norman ( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,658 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 )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is suddenly orphaned when his parents, within hours of each other, jump off two different bridges--the result of their separate involvements with the same compelling neighbor, a Halifax switchboard operator and aspiring actress. The suicides cause Wyatt to move to small-town Middle Economy to live with his uncle, aunt, and cousin Tilda. Wyatt's account of the astonishing--not least to him--events leading up to his fathering of a beloved daughter spills out twenty-one years later. It's a confession that speaks profoundly of the mysteries of human character in wartime and is directed, with both despair and hope, to an audience of one
The girl who dreamed only geese, and other tales of the Far North by Howard A Norman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,184 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 )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,018 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
The haunting of L. by Howard A Norman ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 850 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
Northern tales : traditional stories of Eskimo and Indian peoples by Howard A Norman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 833 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
Devotion by Howard A Norman ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 781 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
The northern lights : a novel by Howard A Norman ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells of a boys journey to manhood - set in remote village in northern Canada
Next life might be kinder by Howard A Norman ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 678 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
Between heaven and earth : bird tales from around the world by Howard A Norman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 589 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 )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 580 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 )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 531 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 462 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 )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 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 390 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
Who-Paddled-Backward-With-Trout by Howard A Norman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 355 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
Kiss in the Hotel Joseph Conrad and other stories by Howard A Norman ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Where the chill came from : Cree Windigo tales and journeys ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 350 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
In fond remembrance of me by Howard A Norman ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 326 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 )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Matthiessen reads from his novels Killing Mr. Watson and Lost man's river and is interviewed by Howard Norman on Nov. 21, 1996 in Los Angeles
 
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Alternative Names
Norman Howard
Norman, Howard 1949-
Norman, Howard Alan 1949-
Norman, Howard Allan
ノーマン, ハワード
Languages
English (177)
Japanese (2)
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