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The Kiss: A Memoir
by Kathryn Harrison
In this extraordinary memoir, one of the best young writers in America today transforms into a work of art the darkest passage imaginable in a young woman's life: an obsessive love affair between father and daughter that began when Kathryn Harrison, twenty years old, was reunited with a parent whose absence had haunted her youth....
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Bestsellers; Memoirs
True Crimes: A Family Album
by Kathryn Harrison
From acclaimed literary talent and New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Harrison comes a collection of provocative and illuminating essays. In True Crimes, conventional ideas of love, loss, forgiveness, and memory are transformed—complicated, upended, and reimagined by one of the foremost memoirists of our time. In essays...
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Categories: Memoirs
Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
by Kathryn Harrison
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 Dreyer...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
Enchantments: A novel of Rasputin's daughter and the Romanovs
by Kathryn Harrison
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK “Part love story, part history, this novel is a tour de force [told] in language that soars and sears.”— More   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...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Literary Fiction
Envy: A Novel
by Kathryn Harrison
Will has a good sex life–with the woman he married. So why then is he increasingly plagued by violent erotic fantasies that, were they to break out of his imagination and into the real world, have the power to destroy not only his family but his career? He’s about to lose his grip when he attends a college reunion and there discovers...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Sex & Erotica; Literary Fiction
The Mother Knot: A Memoir
by Kathryn Harrison
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...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction; Memoirs
Exposure: A Novel
by Kathryn Harrison
“Luminous and affecting . . . [Exposure] examines the often fine line between art and abuse. . . . Taut in plot, beautifully realistic, and intelligently disturbing.” –Harper’s Bazaar Ann Rogers appears to be a happily married, successful young woman. A talented photographer, she creates happy memories for others, videotaping...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
While They Slept: An Inquiry into the Murder of a Family
by Kathryn Harrison
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 after an unredeemable act of violence?...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; True Crime
The Binding Chair; or, A Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society: A Novel
by Kathryn Harrison
In poised and elegant prose, Kathryn Harrison weaves in The Binding Chair; or, A Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society a stunning story of women, travel, and flight; of love, revenge, and fear; of the search for home and the need to escape it. Set in alluring Shanghai at the turn of the century, The Binding Chair intertwines the...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Road to Santiago (Directions)
by Kathryn Harrison
Displaying her "real talent for conjuring far-flung times and places," Kathryn Harrison tells the mesmerizing story of her 200-mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. In the spring of 1999, Kathryn Harrison set out to walk the centuries-old pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. "Not a vacation, " she calls it, "but a time...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
Thicker Than Water: A Novel
by Kathryn Harrison
Isabel is the troubled daughter of charismatic but reckless parents who hastily wed, divorced just as fast, and distanced themselves from each other–and their child. Left to her grandparents’ care, Isabel longs for her remote, glamorous mother and for a father who is a fading memory. Unable to control her agony, Isabel rebels in...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Poison: A Novel
by Kathryn Harrison
Francisca de Luarac, the daughter of a poor Spanish silk grower, is a dreamer of fabulous dreams. Marie Louise de Bourbon, the niece of Louis XIV, dances in slippers of fine Spanish silk in the French Court of the Sun King and imagines her own enchanted future. Born on the same day--in an age when superstition, repression, and the...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Saint Therese of Lisieux: A Penguin Life
by Kathryn Harrison
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, largely unknown when she died in a Carmelite convent at the age of twenty-four, became-through her posthumously published autobiography-one of the world's most influential religious figures. In Saint Thérèse of Lisieux , bestselling novelist and memoirist Kathryn Harrison, whose depictions of women have...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Religion & Spirituality; Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People
The Seal Wife: A Novel
by Kathryn Harrison
Stunning, hypnotic, spare, The Seal Wife is the masterly new novel by Kathryn Harrison, “a writer of extraordinary gifts” (Tobias Wolff). Set in Alaska in 1915, it tells the story of a young scientist’s consuming love for a woman known as the Aleut, a woman who never speaks, who refuses to reveal so much as her name. Born and...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Seeking Rapture: Scenes from a Woman's Life
by Kathryn Harrison
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK In this exquisite book of personal reflections on a woman’s life as a child, wife, and mother, Kathryn Harrison, “a writer of extraordinary gifts” (Tobias Wolff), recalls episodes in her life, exploring how the experiences of childhood recur in memory, to be transformed and sometimes healed...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Memoirs
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