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.
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.