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I Hate To Leave This Beautiful Place by Howard Norman

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I Hate To Leave This Beautiful Place

A most unusual memoir written by novelist Howard Norman, in five essays, he recalls his connection to “place” in relation to his own personal development and “place” at that particular period of his life. Reviews describe this book as both “luminous” and “strange”, but also, decidedly disquieting,  haunting, and lovely. Youth in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a first love in Nova Scotia, as a writer in an Inuit village in Manitoba, a murder-suicide in his home in D.C., and owls in the family farm in New Hampshire, the whole of this book is so much more than the parts, a very personal and revealing work, highly recommended.