I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

By Howard Norman
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Hardcover, 9780547385426, 194pp.)

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

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A memoir of the haunting and redemptive events of the acclaimed writer's life—the betrayal of a con-man father; a murder-suicide in his family's house; the presence of an oystercatcher—each one, as the saying goes, stranger than fiction.

About the Author
Two of Howard Norman's novels, "The Northern Lights" (1987) and "The Bird Artist" (1994), were nominated for the National Book Award. His other novels include "The Museum Guard, The Haunting of L, " "Devotion", and "What is Left the Daughter". His books have been translated into twelve languages. Norman is the recipient of a Lannan Award in fiction, and he teaches at the University of Maryland.
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