Norman, Howard A.
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The bird artist by Howard A Norman ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 1,515 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 )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,372 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 )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,217 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 )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,035 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 )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 905 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 )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 830 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.
Northern tales : traditional stories of Eskimo and Indian peoples ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 822 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 )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and German and held by 710 libraries worldwide
Between heaven and earth : bird tales from around the world by Howard A Norman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 590 libraries worldwide
A collection of folktales from around the world, all of which have a bird as a main character.
Trickster and the fainting birds by Howard A Norman ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 547 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 )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 501 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 owl-scatterer by Howard A Norman ( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 403 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 )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 372 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.
Where the chill came from : Cree Windigo tales and journeys ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 348 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 )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
The Wishing bone cycle : narrative poems from the Swampy Cree Indians ( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Poems about a "trickster" capable of changing into various characters, objects, and circumstances.
In fond remembrance of me by Howard A Norman ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 336 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 )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 328 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.
My famous evening : Nova Scotia sojourns, diaries & preoccupations by Howard A Norman ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Canadian author Norman has travelled to Nova Scotia over the decades, collecting stories, myths, and memories. He recounts the story of Marlais Quire, who travelled to New York in the 1920's to hear Joseph Conrad, talks about forerunners (eerie omens of tragedy well known to seafaring communities), and relates a folktale about a protective mythic creature. He also retraces the steps of poet Elizabeth Bishop, who lived in Nova Scotia as a child, with historian, poet, and scholar Sandra Barry.
The future dictionary of America : a book to benefit progressive causes in the 2004 elections featuring over 170 of America's best writers and artists ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
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