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Kathryn Harrison
Kathryn Harrison

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Kathryn Harrison is the author of the memoirs The Kiss and The Mother Knot. She has also written the novels Envy, The Seal Wife, The Binding Chair, Poison, Exposure, and Thicker Than Water; a travel memoir, The Road to Santiago; a biography, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux; and a collection of essays, Seeking Rapture. She lives in New York with her husband, the novelist Colin Harrison, and their children.
 

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The Binding Chair; or, A Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society
A Novel
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 29, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Enchantments
A novel of Rasputin's daughter and the Romanovs
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $15.00

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

St. Petersburg, 1917. After Rasputin’s body is pulled from the icy waters of the Neva River, his eighteen-year-old daughter, Masha, is sent to live at the imperial palace with Tsar Nikolay and his family. Desperately hoping that Masha has inherited Rasputin’s healing powers, Tsarina Alexandra asks... Read more >
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Enchantments
A novel of Rasputin's daughter and the Romanovs
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Envy
A Novel
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $13.95

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Envy
A Novel
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Exposure
A Novel
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $13.95

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Exposure
A Novel
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 6, 2011
Price: $9.99

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October 28, 2014
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Joan of Arc
A Life Transfigured
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $28.95

The profoundly inspiring and fully documented saga of Joan of Arc, the young peasant girl whose "voices" moved her to rally the French nation and a reluctant king against British invaders in 1428, has fascinated artistic figures as diverse as William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Voltaire, George Bernard Shaw, Bertolt Brecht, Carl... Read more >
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Joan of Arc
A Life Transfigured
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $14.99

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The Kiss
A Memoir
Written by Kathryn Harrison
Afterword by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $15.00

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The Kiss
A Memoir
Written by Kathryn Harrison
Afterword by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Mother Knot
A Memoir
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $9.95

In this dark gem of a book by the author of The Kiss, a complex mother-daughter relationship precipitates a journey through depression to greater understanding, acceptance, freedom, and love,.

Spare and unflinching, The Mother Knot is Kathryn Harrison’s courageous exploration of her painful feelings about her mother, and of her depression and... Read more >
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The Mother Knot
A Memoir
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $8.99

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Poison
A Novel
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Seal Wife
A Novel
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $15.00

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The Seal Wife
A Novel
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Seeking Rapture
Scenes from a Woman's Life
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 1, 2004
Price: $12.95

SEEKING RAPTURE is a candid memoir of one woman’s life as child, wife, and mother.

Kathryn Harrison, “a writer of extraordinary gifts” (Tobias Wolff), re-creates episodes in her life, exploring how her experiences of childhood recur in memory, to be transformed and resolved in her life as an adult woman. As a... Read more >
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Seeking Rapture
Scenes from a Woman's Life
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Thicker Than Water
A Novel
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $15.00

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Thicker Than Water
A Novel
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $11.99

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While They Slept
An Inquiry into the Murder of a Family
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 24, 2009
Price: $7.99

Early on an April morning, eighteen-year-old Billy Frank Gilley, Jr., killed his sleeping parents. Surprised in the act by his younger sister, Becky, he turned on her as well. Billy then climbed the stairs to the bedroom of his other sister, Jody, and said, “We’re free.” But is one ever free... Read more >
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While They Slept
An Inquiry into the Murder of a Family
Written by Kathryn Harrison


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $7.99

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The Scarlet Letter

Written by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Introduction by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 19, 2000
Price: $7.00

A stark and allegorical tale of adultery, guilt, and social repression in Puritan New England, The Scarlet Letter is a foundational work of American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne's exploration of the dichotomy between the public and private self, internal passion and external convention, gives us the unforgettable Hester Prynne, who discovers strength... Read more >

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Written by D.H. Lawrence
Introduction by Kathryn Harrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $12.00

Inspired by the long-standing affair between Frieda, Lawrence’s German wife, and an Italian peasant who eventually became her third husband, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is the story of Constance Chatterley, who, while trapped in an unhappy marriage to an aristocratic mine owner whose war wounds have left him paralyzed and impotent, has... Read more >
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