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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