Books Howard Norman Books by Howard Norman Howard Norman has written books about: Historical Fiction Fiction Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Howard Norman NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review 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 Review 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. / Review 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.