Books The Bird Artist by Howard Norman Paperback, p. cm., St Martins Pr, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Bird ArtistAuthorHoward Norman Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A painter of the birds of his remote village on the coast of Newfoundland, the narrator of this novel—a finalist for the 1994 National Book Award—recounts the passion and betrayal that led him to murder a lighthouse keeper. Reprint. Tour. Genres: Historical Fiction Fiction Also by Howard Norman I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Bird Artist / 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.