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Norman, Howard A.

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Works: 85 works in 386 publications in 9 languages and 16,739 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Suspense fiction  Essays  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR9199.3.N564, 813.54
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The bird artist by Howard A Norman( Book )
39 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 1,579 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 )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,474 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 )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and French and held by 1,103 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 )
35 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 949 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 )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 840 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
Next life might be kinder by Howard A Norman( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 766 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 haunting of L. by Howard A Norman( Book )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 747 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
The northern lights : a novel by Howard A Norman( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 693 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
My darling detective by Howard A Norman( Book )
5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 672 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)"--
Devotion by Howard A Norman( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 667 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 542 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( Sound Recording )
15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 537 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, Nova 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 488 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 )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 426 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 )
11 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 400 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 353 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 339 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 libraries worldwide
Who-Paddled-Backward-With-Trout by Howard A Norman( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
A young Cree Indian boy, Trout-with-Flattened-Nose, is not fondof his given name and seeks to earn a new one tt is more flattering
In fond remembrance of me by Howard A Norman( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 309 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
 
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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 (214)
German (19)
French (9)
Japanese (7)
Spanish (6)
Italian (4)
Danish (2)
Dutch (2)
Finnish (1)
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