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Harrison, Kathryn

Overview
Works: 51 works in 360 publications in 12 languages and 17,249 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Case studies  Historical fiction  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.A67136, 813.54
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Enchantments : a novel by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rasputin's daughter, Masha, is sent to live with the royal family after her father's death. Tsarina Alexandra asks her to tend to Prince Aloysha, hoping that she has inherited Rasputin's healing powers. After Tsar Nikolay is forced to abdicate, Masha and Aloysha find solace in each other's company and tell stories as a way to escape their confinement by the Bolsheviks. In the worlds of their imagination the weak become strong, legend becomes fact, and a future that will never come to pass feels close
While they slept : an inquiry into the murder of a family by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the bestselling author of The Kiss comes a riveting account of true crime-- the murder of a family in a small Midwestern town-- and the gripping exploration of its haunting aftermath. The Gilley family murders ended a lifetime of physical and mental abuse suffered by Billy and Jody at the hands of their parents. And it required each of the two survivors-- one a convicted murderer, the other suddenly an orphan--to create a new identity, a new life
The binding chair, or, A visit from the Foot Emancipation Society : a novel by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of The Kiss tells the story of two women whose lives intersect in turn-of-the-century Shanghai; a Chinese girl named Mai, and her Western niece, Alice. 50,000 first printing. 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 destinies of a Chinese woman determined to forget her past and a Western girl focused on the promises of the future. Beautiful, charismatic, destructive May, escapes an arranged marriage in rural nineteenth-century China for life in a Shanghai brothel, where she meets Arthur, an Australian whose philanthropic pursuits lead him into one scrape after another. As a member of the Foot Emancipation Society, Arthur calls on May not for his pleasure but for her rehabilitation, only to find himself immediately and helplessly seduced by the sight of her bound feet. Reforming May is out of the question, so love-struck Arthur marries her instead and brings her home to live with him, his sister and brother-in-law, and their two girls, Alice and Cecily. In Alice, May sees the possibility of redemption: a surrogate for a child she has lost. And it is to May that Alice turns for the love her own mother withholds. But when the twelve-year-old is caught preparing her aunt's opium pipe, she is shipped off to a London boarding school, far from the dangerous influence of the woman who will come to reclaim her and to control the whole family. The Binding Chair unfolds among scenes of astonishing beauty and cruelty, in a lawless place where traditions and cultures clash, and where tragedy threatens a world built on the banks of unsettled waters, from the bustling Whangpoo River to the lake of blood in the Chinese afterworld. By turns shocking, exquisite, and hilarious, The Binding Chair is another spellbinding literary triumph by the writer whose work Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times has called "powerful and hypnotic."
The seal wife : a novel by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sent north to Anchorage, Alaska, to establish an observatory in 1915, Bigelow, a young scientist, finds himself unprepared for the loneliness of a frontier railroad town and becomes driven by his all-consuming love for an enigmatic woman known as the Aleut
Envy : a novel by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A New York psychoanalyst in the midst of a midlife crisis, William Moreland comes face to face with a woman he had loved twenty-five years earlier during a college reunion, an encounter that leads to shocking revelations about their relationship
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Kathryn Harrison reveals the hopes and fears of the young girl behind the religious icon. Saint Thérèse of Lisieux shows us the pampered daughter of successful and deeply religious tradespeople who-through a personal appeal to the pope-entered a convent at the early age of fifteen. There, Thérèse embraced sacrifice and self-renunciation in a single-minded pursuit of the "nothingness" she felt would bring her closer to God. With feeling, Harrison shows us the sensitive four-year-old whose mother's death haunted her forever and contributed to the ascetic spirituality that strengthened her to embrace even the deadly throes of tuberculosis. Tellingly placed in the context of late-nineteenth-century French social and religious practices, this is a powerful story of a life lived with enormous passion and a searing, triumphant voyage of the spirit
Poison by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The interwoven lives of two doomed women during the Spanish Inquisition, both accused of being witches. One is Francesca, a merchant's daughter who had an affair with a priest, the other is Queen Maria Luisa who has failed to produce an heir. One will perish at the stake, the other by being poisoned. By the author of Exposure
Exposure by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ann Rogers appears to be a happily married, successful young woman. A talented photographer, she creates happy memories for others, videotaping weddings, splicing together scenes of smiling faces, editing out awkward moments. But she cannot edit her own memories so easily--images of a childhood spent as her father's model and muse, the subject of his celebrated series of controversial photographs. To cope, Ann slips into a secret life of shame and vice. But when the Museum of Modern Art announces a retrospective of her father's shocking portraits, Ann finds herself teetering on the edge of self-destruction, desperately trying to escape the psychological maelstrom that threatens to consume her
Thicker than water by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 perverse and dangerous ways. A captivating novel that gives new meaning to Freud's "family romance," Thicker Than Water vividly illuminates the fragile line between love and the darker sides of passion. From the Trade Paperback edition
Joan of Arc : a life transfigured by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fully documented, inspiring portrait of the 15th-century peasant-turned-saint draws on historical facts, folklore and centuries of critical interpretation to evaluate the questions attributed to her character
Enchantments [a novel] by Kathryn Harrison( Recording )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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, including the headstrong Prince Alyosha. Desperately hoping that Masha has inherited Rasputin's miraculous healing powers, Tsarina Alexandra asks her to tend to Alyosha who suffers from hemophilia, a blood disease that keeps the boy confined to his sickbed
The binding chair : a novel by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of The Kiss tells the story of two women whose lives intersect in turn-of-the-century Shanghai; a Chinese girl named Mai, and her Western niece, Alice. 50,000 first printing. 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 destinies of a Chinese woman determined to forget her past and a Western girl focused on the promises of the future. Beautiful, charismatic, destructive May, escapes an arranged marriage in rural nineteenth-century China for life in a Shanghai brothel, where she meets Arthur, an Australian whose philanthropic pursuits lead him into one scrape after another. As a member of the Foot Emancipation Society, Arthur calls on May not for his pleasure but for her rehabilitation, only to find himself immediately and helplessly seduced by the sight of her bound feet. Reforming May is out of the question, so love-struck Arthur marries her instead and brings her home to live with him, his sister and brother-in-law, and their two girls, Alice and Cecily. In Alice, May sees the possibility of redemption: a surrogate for a child she has lost. And it is to May that Alice turns for the love her own mother withholds. But when the twelve-year-old is caught preparing her aunt's opium pipe, she is shipped off to a London boarding school, far from the dangerous influence of the woman who will come to reclaim her and to control the whole family. The Binding Chair unfolds among scenes of astonishing beauty and cruelty, in a lawless place where traditions and cultures clash, and where tragedy threatens a world built on the banks of unsettled waters, from the bustling Whangpoo River to the lake of blood in the Chinese afterworld. By turns shocking, exquisite, and hilarious, The Binding Chair is another spellbinding literary triumph by the writer whose work Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times has called "powerful and hypnotic."
The kiss : a secret life by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 9 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiografisch relaas over de verhouding die de auteur vanaf haar twintigste had met haar vader, een geestelijke die ze tijdens haar jeugd slechts tweemaal ontmoette
The kiss by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. Exquisitely and hypnotically written, like a bold and terrifying dream, The Kiss is breathtaking in its honesty and in the power and beauty of its creation. A story both of taboo and of family complicity in breaking taboo, The Kiss is also about love -- about the most primal of love triangles, the one that ensnares a child between mother and father. From the Hardcover edition
The seal wife by Kathryn Harrison( Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young scientist sent to establish a weather observatory in Anchorage, Alaska in 1915 falls into an obsessive love with a woman known as Aleut
A thousand orange trees by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux by Kathryn Harrison( Recording )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Poison by Kathryn Harrison( Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an age of cruelty and fear, a Spanish woman obsessed with a priest and French Princess Marie Louise, married to the idiotic and impotent King of Spain, share the destiny of the poisonous effects of passion
The road to Santiago by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 out of time." With a heavy pack, no hotel reservations, and little Spanish, she wanted an experience that would be both physically and psychically demanding. No pain, no gain, she thought, and she had some important things to contemplate. But the pilgrim road was spattered with violets and punctuated by medieval churches and alpine views, and, despite the exhaustion, aching knees, and brutal sun, she was unexpectedly flooded with joy and gratitude for life's gifts. "Why do I like this road'" she writes. "Why do I love it' What can be the comfort of understanding my footprint as just one among the millions' ... While I'm walking I feel myself alive, feel my small life burning brightly." Throughout this deeply personal and revealing memoir of her journey, first made alone and later in the company of her daughter, Harrison blends striking images of the route and her fellow pilgrims with reflections on the redemptive power of pilgrimages, mortality, family, the nature of endurance, the past and future, the mystery of friendship. The Road to Santiago is an exquisitely written, courageous, and irresistible portrait of a personal pilgrimage in search of a broader understanding of life and self
De zeehondvrouw : roman by Kathryn Harrison( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een meteoroloog die in 1915 in Alaska onder barre omstandigheden een observatiepost opzet, beleeft een gepassioneerde liefde met een raadselachtige vrouw
 
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Alternative Names
Harison, Katrin 1961-
ハリソン, キャスリン
Languages
English (251)
Spanish (11)
Dutch (11)
Polish (10)
French (8)
Italian (6)
Japanese (4)
Danish (3)
Hebrew (3)
Chinese (1)
Greek, Modern (1)
Czech (1)
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