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Author: Bronson Pinchot,Howard Norman
ISBN: 1441765492
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged LIBRARY edition (July 6, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
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e-Book What Is Left the Daughter (Library Edition) epub download

by Bronson Pinchot,Howard Norman



Like all of his books, "What Is Left the Daughter" is beautifully written. And the water, the library, the bakery are the canvas in which Norman paints his characters with a precision that amounts to a kind of literary pointillism

Like all of his books, "What Is Left the Daughter" is beautifully written. It's a book full of incredibly rich dualities and symbolism, yet I'm sure it could be just as effective read by someone who chooses not to analyse it. Written as a letter from an older Wyatt Hillyer to his 21-year-old daughter, the book opens with the suicides of both of Wyatt's parents, who jump from different bridges at about the same time. And the water, the library, the bakery are the canvas in which Norman paints his characters with a precision that amounts to a kind of literary pointillism. The novel takes on the mysteries of love and death and war with lovely subtlety. It's a book that may stay with you forever.

with an unaccustomed Element. What Is Left the Daughter. MARLAIS, today is March 27, 1967, your twenty-first birthday.

Norman, Howard A. What is left the daughter, Howard Norman. p. cm. ISBN 978-0-618-73543-3. with an unaccustomed Element. I'm writing because I refuse any longer to have my life defined by what I haven't told you. I've waited until now to relate the terrible incident that I took part in on October 16, 1942, when I was nineteen. Your mother, Tilda Hillyer, frequently consulted The Highland Book of Platitudes, which had 411 pages. She had it practically memorized.

Written by Howard Norman, narrated by Bronson Pinchot. In 1941 Nova Scotia, the teenage Wyatt’s aunt and uncle take him in after he loses both parents to separate suicides. As tragic as their deaths are, it’s the events that follow, recalled with heartbreaking detail in Wyatt’s missive, that gives the novel its emotional thrust.

Howard Norman, widely regarded as one of this country's finest novelists, returns to. .Bronson Pinchot narrated and he was just perfect. Like all of his books, "What Is Left the Daughter" is beautifully written.

Howard Norman, widely regarded as one of this country's finest novelists, returns to the mesmerizing fictional terrain of his major Seventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is suddenly orphaned when his parents commit suicide, causing him to move to a small-town, and setting in motion the novel's chain of life-altering passions, including the fathering of a beloved daughter. He is really very talented with his accents and characterizations.

Book Condition: Good. Synopsis: On Oprah's Summer Reading List for 2010. 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 set during WWII.

Tilda returned to the library around eleven . and sat in a back corner

Tilda returned to the library around eleven . and sat in a back corner. Magistrate Junkins shifted his attention from his notes to my uncle, removed his reading glasses and said, "Now, Mr. Hillyer, if I understand correctly, you're something of an expert in Navy battles and have more than a general interest in the fates of seagoing vessels off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

This is Howard Norman at his celebrated best. It was professionally recorded by Blackstone Audio’s Audie®-winning narrator, Bronson Pinchot. Self-contained, this audiobook app is perfect for your commute, on a trip, or while relaxing. Based on a library-quality recording, this app was built especially for your iPhone and iPod Touch. No unreadable text, no endless scrolling on a tiny screen. The audio is of higher-than-normal quality, making for a great listening experience that will not tire your ears or grate on your nerves.

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Howard Norman, widely regarded as one of this country’s finest novelists .

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. 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.

On Oprah's Summer Reading List for 2010 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 set during WWII. Orphaned by the sudden suicides of both his parents (who discovered they were in love with the same woman), seventeen-year-old Wyatt Hillyer is taken in by his aunt and uncle in the small town of Middle Economy, Novia Scotia, where he is apprenticed to his uncle's toboggan business and falls in love with his ravishing adopted cousin, Tilda. Setting in motion the novel's chain of life-altering passions is the arrival of German student Hans Mohring, carrying only a satchel. Actual historical incidents, including a German U-boat's sinking of the Nova Scotia-Newfoundland ferry Caribou, lend intense narrative power to Norman's uncannily layered story of wartime perfidy and prejudice. Tilda's feelings for Hans stir up tensions that will test the bonds of love, family, and community to its limits. Wyatt's personal account of the astonishing events leading up to his fathering of a beloved daughter spills out twenty-one years later. 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. An utterly stirring novel, this is Howard Norman at his celebrated best.
Jediathain
I gather from the reviews of others that this is a book you either strongly like or dislike. Its an unusual story. For me, it is one of those books that has continually come back to me, and one I will likely love my entire life.

I first read "What is Left the Daughter" when it came out in 2010. I was a senior in high school, and I had randomly added it to my Christmas list. The story involves a double suicide, an unrequited love, and war, but manages not to be depressing or contrived.

Because this book is written so beautifully and frankly, and because it offers such believable characters and vivid scenes from Nova Scotia, this books was the perfect "escape" read for a lonely teen. It helped me though the stresses of my senior year, family problems, and my first real heartbreak.

Now I'm 24 and reading it again. Its helping me through a bout of depression and anxiety, and I'm also finding that at this age - as someone who has now studied WWII and experienced a little bit more of life/relationships - it makes even more sense to me, and means more to me.

I'll probably read it again when I'm in my 30's or 40's, etc. and I'm sure it will mean something different to me then. Overall, I'm thankful to have discovered this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes a readable, well told, unusual story.
Vishura
Disclaimer: I love all of Howard Norman's work. "The Bird Artist" is one of my favorite books, and I've loved his others too.

Like all of his books, "What Is Left the Daughter" is beautifully written. It's a book full of incredibly rich dualities and symbolism, yet I'm sure it could be just as effective read by someone who chooses not to analyse it.

Written as a letter from an older Wyatt Hillyer to his 21-year-old daughter, the book opens with the suicides of both of Wyatt's parents, who jump from different bridges at about the same time. He is taken in by an aunt and uncle who live nearby in tiny Middle Economy. His uncle is a sled- and toboggan-maker, and he teaches Wyatt the craft. They have an adopted daughter, Tilda, a book-loving woman trying to become a professional mourner, with whom Wyatt falls in unrequited love. She is in love with a young German emigre studying philology (words) at a nearby university. German U-boats are sinking Canadian craft, bringing the huge war to the tiny town.

"I believe if you sully the sea it will come back at you ten fold," Wyatt's uncle says early on. And the water, the library, the bakery are the canvas in which Norman paints his characters with a precision that amounts to a kind of literary pointillism. The novel takes on the mysteries of love and death and war with lovely subtlety.

It's a book that may stay with you forever. I hope I've done it, and Mr. Norman, justice, because they matter to me.
Duzshura
Those who read this review will no doubt read my criticism of Norman's novel Devotion. I was viscerally outraged by that book because, no doubt, I thought I had lost a supremely talented writer who had succumbed to success. You must understand that my favorite contemporary writer, Kasuo Ishiguro, only came much later. But fifteen years ago, I had already discovered Howard Norman. This I know to be a long introduction, but stay with me. The Bird Artist and its trilogy introduced me to the eerie beauty of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. I went with my sons there on a holiday fraught with wonder and ultimate tragedy. I don't imagine any greater immensity than that enchanted land. Northern Lights was a brilliant first novel. Even Norman's children's fables are perfect.
Norman's perfection is the subtety of his craft. The dialogue between even minor characters is so revealing of human nature as a pearl is to the ocean's sea floor. Canadians are this way. In the simple day to day banter, they can hit you over the head with blunt force even before you know you were struck.
In many ways, What is Left the Daughter is the most incredulous of Norman's novels. It is impossible to imagine the premise: both parents independently committing suicide within an hour of each other from different bridges, both having had an affair with the same woman. It is impossible to believe that a Canadian family, in war time, would allow a German citizen to stay under their roof and even marry their daughter. Only Howard Norman would dare us to believe. Only Howard Norman could keep us spellbound by his sharp prose that captivates us to the last word. Riveting, he creates a masterpiece of memories about average people's souls and hearts torn by war and grief.
I am so happy about this master technician and storyteller. He is back again, and this work, in many ways, is his glory realized with such mature craftsmanship reminiscent of Gunther Grass' later work, Crabwalk. Bravo for a stunning achievement, intimate portrait of human emotions,Canadian style. amid heartbreaking events in the face of war.