WorldCat Identities

Ollestad, Norman

Overview
Works: 12 works in 48 publications in 7 languages and 2,471 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Biographies  Fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: CT275.O475, 979.40530922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Norman Ollestad
 
Most widely held works by Norman Ollestad
Crazy for the storm : a memoir of survival by Norman Ollestad( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the age of three, Norman Ollestad was thrust into the world of surfing and competitive downhill skiing by the intense, charismatic father he both idolized and resented. While his friends were riding bikes, playing ball, and going to birthday parties, young Norman was whisked away in pursuit of wild and demanding adventures. Yet it were these exhilarating tests of skill that prepared "Boy Wonder," as his father called him, to become a fearless champion--and ultimately saved his life. Flying to a ski championship ceremony in February 1979, the chartered Cessna carrying Norman, his father, his father's girlfriend, and the pilot crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains and was suspended at 8,200 feet, engulfed in a blizzard. "Dad and I were a team, and he was Superman," Ollestad writes. But now Norman's father was dead, and the devastated eleven-year-old had to descend the treacherous, icy mountain alone. Set amid the spontaneous, uninhibited surf culture of Malibu and Mexico in the late 1970s, this riveting memoir, written in crisp Hemingwayesque prose, recalls Ollestad's childhood and the magnetic man whose determination and love infuriated and inspired him--and ultimately saved his life."--Jacket
Nu hij er niet meer is by Norman Ollestad( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waargebeurd, autobiografisch verhaal over een intense relatie tussen vader en zoon, die eindigde door een vliegtuigcrash die alleen door de elfjarige zoon werd overleefd
French girl with mother : a novel by Norman Ollestad( Recording )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French Girl with Mother is a provocative, propulsive thriller that marries the spirit of James Salter with a hint of Patricia Highsmith and the velocity of The Art Forger.Nathan is a young artist traveling across Europe in search of the emotional fire that has been missing from his work. He's been deemed by his mentors and critics to be technically skillful but uninspired--criticisms he fears to be true. On a Paris street, he witnesses the volatile breakup of a young French woman and her beau. Nathan pursues a meeting with the woman, and it very quickly becomes evident that her provocative charisma and scathing beauty just may conjure the electricity he has been seeking for his work. So when the woman invites him to her parents' crumbling, centuries-old chateau in the country to allow him to sketch her, he accepts, knowing that this proposition is both ill advised and thrilling.Once enveloped by this isolated estate, a door opens to a world for which Nathan is not prepared--a world heralded by the arrival of the young woman's family: her mother, a volatile, voracious former ballerina; her father, a mysterious businessman with secrets of his own; and her uncle, who might be trafficking in art forgeries
Süchtig nach dem Sturm : Roman by Norman Ollestad( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Am 19. Februar 1979, kurz nach Sonnenaufgang, geriet unsere Cessna in einen Schneesturm und knallte in einen schroff abfallenden 2650 Meter hohen Berg. Mein Vater war 43, seine Freundin Sandra 30 und ich war 11 Jahre alt. Am Ende einer 9-Stündigen Feuerprobe war ich der einzige Überlebende." Während andere Kinder Fahrradfahren und Ball spielen, fährt Norman halsbrecherische Skirennen und suft mörderische Wellen. Immer angehalten von seinem Vater, Big Norman, den er gleichzeitig hasst und anbetet. Als er den gefahrvollen Abstieg in Schnee und Eis alleine meistert, dankt er nicht Gott, sondern seinem Vater, der ihn den Umgang mit der Angst gelehrt hat. Norman Ollestad erzählt geradezu atemlos von seiner Kindheit im Malibu der 70er Jahre und von dem dramatischen Absturz in den Bergen. Vor allem aber erzählt er von der einzigartigen Beziehung zu dem Vater, der das Risiko anzog wie ein Magnet, dessen Willenskraft und unzähmbare Passion ihn immer wieder verzauberten. Eine mitreißende Hommage an das Leben, das immer mehr sein sollte, als nur zu überleben
Survivre à tout prix : récit d'un rescapé by Norman Ollestad( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mon père était un fou de glisse et d'apesanteur. Il traquait les ouragans et les tempêtes de neige pour vivre l'extase du surfeur de vagues monstres, du skieur de poudreuse. Il avait soif de sensations fortes, n'en avait jamais assez. Et c'est cela qui m'a sauvé la vie
Till Demtrøder liest Norman Ollestad, Süchtig nach dem Sturm by Norman Ollestad( )

9 editions published in 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als 11-Jähriger überlebt Norman einen Flugzeugabsturz in den Bergen und sucht den Weg zurück in die Zivilisation. Dabei erinnert er sich an die Zeit mit seinem Vater, der ihm Mut und Durchhaltevermögen beibrachte
Pasión por el peligro by Norman Ollestad( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driftwood by Norman Ollestad( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can a man live and love intensely without being crushed under the weight of his feelings? Like Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being, debut author Norman Ollestad's Driftwood plumbs the agony and ecstasy of pursuing romantic love. Abandoned by his wife after quitting his job as an attorney, Woody lives in a beach shack with his Labrador retriever Coltrane - his spiritual advisor and the colorful narrator of Driftwood. Woody's carefree life of riding the transcendent California waves turns tumultuous when he investigates a mysterious theft on the beach and soon finds himself entangled with two different women - effervescent Anna, and the artfully seductive Ingrid. Through Coltrane's witty voice, we are taken on a spiritual and psychological journey across mythic, sun-soaked Malibu. Can Woody solve the crime and satisfy his heart? Insightful and profound, Driftwood is a California classic for anyone who has ever lost love and hopes to find it again."--Cover
Süchtig nach dem Sturm [MP3] by Norman Ollestad( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Norman Ollestad erzählt geradezu atemlos von seiner Kindheit im Malibu der 70er Jahre und von dem dramatischen Absturz in den Bergen. Vor allem aber erzählt er von der einzigartigen Beziehung zu seinem Vater, der das Risiko anzog wie ein Magnet, dessen Willenskraft und unzähmbare Passion ihn immer wieder verzauberten. Eine mitreißende Hommage an das Leben, das immer mehr sein sollte, als nur zu überleben
Vstříc bouři by Norman Ollestad( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Crazy for the storm : a memoir of survival
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Crazy for the storm : a memoir of survival
Alternative Names
Norman Ollestad Amerikaans schrijver

Norman Ollestad amerikansk författare

Norman Ollestad amerikansk skribent

Norman Ollestad écrivain américain

Norman Ollestad escritor estadounidense

Norman Ollestad US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Норман Оллестад

Languages
English (24)

German (13)

Spanish (3)

French (2)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)