Books Howard Norman Books by Howard Norman Howard Norman has written books about: Historical Fiction Fiction Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Howard Norman Book Reviews NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read. Author Interviews Living With Tragedy And Fright In A 'Beautiful Place' July 21, 2013 Writer Howard Norman's memoir focuses on particular people and moments. His stories contain disturbing incidents, from the murder-suicide of a mother and her young son in his family's home, to the accidental death of a swan. He also tells of a strange, frightening and humorous Inuit shaman he met in the Arctic. Living With Tragedy And Fright In A 'Beautiful Place' Listen · 8:41 8:41 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/203332983/204178096" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews A Memoir About Finding One's Place In The Natural World July 13, 2013 In I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place Howard Norman recounts his Midwestern boyhood, his travels among Inuit communities in Canada, and a murder-suicide that took place in his house. Reviewer Helen Oyeyemi says the book commiserates with and celebrates the human condition. / You Must Read This Death At The Lighthouse: Witless Bay Comes Alive November 14, 2012 The Bird Artist, Howard Norman's 1994 novel about the murder of a lighthouse keeper, is set in Witless Bay. Author Da Chen writes that the distinctive setting makes this novel a success. What is your favorite book with an unforgettable setting? Tell us in the comments.