Howard norman's the bird artist, the first book of his Canadian trilogy, begins in 1911. Its narrator, fabian vas is a bird artist: He draws and paints the birds of Witless Bay, his remote Newfoundland coastal village home.
The Museum Guard: A NovelPicador #ad - Now thirty, defoe works with Edward as a guard in Halifax's three-room Glace Museum. Orphaned by a zeppelin crash at age nine, Nova Scotia, DeFoe Russet was raised in a Halifax, hotel by his magnetic uncle Edward. Set against the impending events of world war ii, the museum Guard, explores the mysteries of identity and self-determination, the second book of his Canadian trilogy, and the desire to step out of the ordinary into an alluring and dangerous sphere of action.
Everything changes when imogen, jewess on a street in Amsterdam, inspired by the arrival of a painting, abandons Halifax for the ennobled life she imagines for the painting's subject—even amid the growing perilousness of being a Jew in Amsterdam. He and his uncle disturb the silence of the museum with heated conversations that prove them to be "opposites at life.
The Museum Guard: A Novel #ad - Away from the museum, defoe courts the affection of Imogen Linny, the young caretaker of the small Jewish cemetery.
The Northern LightsWashington Square Press #ad - After his friend drowns, fifteen-year-old Noah Krainik decides to leave his childhood and hometown in the frozen wilderness of Northern Manitoba and journey to a new life in the city of Toronto.
The Overstory: A NovelW. W. Norton & Company #ad - From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Winner of the pulitzer prize in fiction shortlisted for the man booker prizenew york times bestseller A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, and really just one of the best novels, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018 "The best novel ever written about trees, Time, period.
The Overstory: A Novel #ad - Ann patchettthe overstory, is a sweeping, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of―and paean to―the natural world. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.
There is a world alongside ours―vast, interconnected, slow, magnificently inventive, resourceful, and almost invisible to us.
Theatre of Fish: Travels Through Newfoundland and LabradorVintage #ad - Theatre of Fish: Travels Through Newfoundland and Labrador #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In theatre of fish, john gimlette vividly describes the dense forests and forbidding coastlines and recounts the colorful and often tragic history of the region. Newfoundland is one of the most intriguing places in North America, a land of breathtaking but cruel beauty, populated by some of the saltiest, oddest characters you’ll ever find.
He introduces us to the inhabitants, deserters, from the birds and moose to the descendants of the outlaws, and fishermen who settled this eastern edge of North America. Leavened with irreverence and affection, this is an irresistible portrait of life in extremis.
What Is Left the DaughterMariner Books #ad - Wyatt’s account of the astonishing—not least to him— events leading up to his fathering of a beloved daughter spills out twenty-one years later. Seventeen-year-old wyatt hillyer is suddenly orphaned when his parents, within hours of each other, jump off two different bridges—the result of their separate involvements with the same compelling neighbor, a Halifax switchboard operator and aspiring actress.
Howard norman, widely regarded as one of this country’s finest novelists, returns to the mesmerizing fictional terrain of his major books—The Bird Artist, The Museum Guard, and The Haunting of L—in this erotically charged and morally complex story. The suicides cause wyatt to move to small-town Middle Economy to live with his uncle, aunt, and ravishing cousin Tilda.
What Is Left the Daughter #ad - Used book in Good Condition. This is howard Norman at his celebrated best. Actual historical incidents—including a german u-boat’s sinking of the Nova Scotia–Newfoundland ferry Caribou, on which Aunt Constance Hillyer might or might not be traveling—lend intense narrative power to Norman’s uncannily layered story.
It’s a confession that speaks profoundly of the mysteries of human character in wartime and is directed, with both despair and hope, to an audience of one. Setting in motion the novel’s chain of life-altering passions and the wartime perfidy at its core is the arrival of the German student Hans Mohring, carrying only a satchel.
An utterly stirring novel.
Sweetland: A NovelLiveright #ad - Winner of the cbc bookie award for fiction winner of the newfoundland & labrador book award finalist for the the BMO Winterset Award Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award An Audie Awards FinalistThe epic tale of an endangered Newfoundland community and the struggles of one man determined to resist its extinction.
The scarcely populated town of Sweetland clings to the shore of a remote Canadian island. As one by one his neighbors relent, he recalls the town’s rugged history and its eccentric cast of characters. Fierce and enigmatic Moses Sweetland, whose ancestors founded the island, is determined to refuse. Its slow decline has finally reached a head, with the mainland government offering each islander a generous resettlement package― the only stipulation being that everyone must leave.
Sweetland: A Novel #ad - . For fans of the shipping news, michael crummey’s prose conjures up the mythical, sublime world of Sweetland’s past amid a storm-battered landscape haunted by local lore. In a spare style that belies “huge emotional depth and heart” celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You, Crummey masterfully weaves together the past and present, creating in Sweetland a spectacular portrait of one man’s battle to survive as his world vanishes around him.
Winner of newfoundland book awardshort-listed for the Governor’s General AwardWinner of the CBC Bookie Award for FictionFinalist for the Winterset Prize Used book in Good Condition.
DevotionMariner Books #ad - Their love affair, "a fugue state of amorous devotion, " turned into a whirlwind romance and marriage. Used book in Good Condition. So what could possibly enrage david enough that he would strike at the father of his new bride? why would william, be so angry at the man who has just married his beloved only child, a gentle man who looks after an estate—and its flock of swans—in Nova Scotia, Maggie? And what would lead Maggie to believe that David has been unfaithful to her? In his signature style—haunting and evocative—Norman lays bare the inventive stupidities people are capable of when wounded and confused.
For maggie, the attraction was similarly sudden and unprecedented in intensity. David and maggie's story seemed straightforward enough; they met in a hotel lobby in London. At its core, and, of course, never sentimental examination of love: romantic love and its flip side, hate, Devotion is an elegantly constructed, filial love at its most tender, love for the vast open spaces of Nova Scotia.
Devotion #ad - Fiction. Like many of howard norman’s celebrated novels, devotion begins with an announcement of a crime: on August 19, 1985, David Kozol and his father-in-law engaged in “assault by mutual affray. Norman sets out to explore a great mystery: why seemingly quiet, contained people lose control. Fans of howard norman, the internationally acclaimed author of the hunting of l and the bird artist and a two-time National Book Award finalist, a totally compelling air of mystery spread over our workaday world, will find in this novel—an intense and intriguingly unconventional love story—all the hallmarks of this masterly writer: sparkling yet spare language, and ability to capture the metaphorical heartbeat at the center of our lives.
For david, the simple fact was love at first sight.
Next Life Might Be KinderHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - What at first seems simply hallucination born of terrible grief reveals itself, evening by evening, as something else entirely. Next life might be kinder is a story of murder, the afterlife, desperate faith, and of love as absolute redemption—from one of our most compelling storytellers at the height of his talents.
For another, sam has begun “seeing” elizabeth—not only seeing but holding conversations with her, almost every evening, and watching her line up books on a small beach. Sam’s life afterward is complicated. Fiction. For one thing, known for the stylized violence of his films, in a moment of desperate confusion, he sells his life story to a Norwegian filmmaker named Istvakson, whose artistic drive sets in motion an increasingly intense cat-and-mouse game between the two men.
Next Life Might Be Kinder #ad - After my wife, was murdered by the bellman Alfonse Padgett in the Essex Hotel, Elizabeth Church, she did not leave me. Sam lattimore meets elizabeth Church in 1970s Halifax, in an art gallery. Used book in Good Condition. The sparks are immediate, leading quickly to a marriage that is dear, erotically charged, and brief.
In howard norman’s spellbinding and moving novel, the gleam of the marriage and the circumstances of Elizabeth’s murder are revealed in heart-stopping increments.
The Haunting of L.Picador #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Radin heur—theirs is a macabre duet of art and violence. When peter arrives on the night of his employer’s wedding, his life changes in ways he scarcely could have imagined. From the bestselling author of the bird artist, the final book in his Canadian trilogy with The Bird Artist and The Museum Guard: a novel about spirit photographs, adultery, and murderIt is 1927.
Falling under the spell of vienna’s brilliant and beautiful wife, the uneasy ménage à trois moves to Peter’s native Halifax, Kala Murie, where he reluctantly comes to share Kala’s obsession with spirit photographs as Vienna’s violent art reaches a terrifying climax. Fiction. Young peter duvett has accepted a job as an assistant to the elusive portraitist Vienna Linn, in the remote town of Churchill, Manitoba.
The Haunting of L. #ad - Across canada, linn has been arranging and photographing gruesome accidents for the private collection, in London, of a Mr.