Kathryn Harrison


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Kathryn Harrison is the author of the novels Envy, The Seal Wife, The Binding Chair, Poison, Exposure, and Thicker Than Water.

She has also written memoirs, The Kiss and The Mother Knot, a travel memoir, The Road to Santiago, a biography, Saint Therese of Lisieux, and a collection of personal essays, Seeking Rapture.

Ms. Harrison is a frequent reviewer for The New York Times Book Review; her essays, which have been included in many anthologies, have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, Salon, and other publications.

She lives in New York with her husband, the novelist Colin Harrison, and their children.
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The Kiss

3.50 avg rating — 4,768 ratings — published 1997 — 27 editions
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Enchantments

3.20 avg rating — 2,312 ratings — published 2012 — 21 editions
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The Binding Chair or, A Vis...

3.48 avg rating — 1,817 ratings — published 2000 — 29 editions
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Joan of Arc: A Life Transfi...

3.44 avg rating — 796 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Exposure

3.66 avg rating — 744 ratings — published 1993 — 14 editions
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While They Slept: An Inquir...

2.89 avg rating — 867 ratings — published 2008 — 10 editions
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Poison

3.60 avg rating — 800 ratings — published 1995 — 15 editions
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The Seal Wife

3.21 avg rating — 681 ratings — published 2003 — 24 editions
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Envy

3.09 avg rating — 415 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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The Mother Knot

3.36 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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“We're taught to expect unconditional love from our parents, but I think it is more the gift our children give us. It's they who love us helplessly, no matter what or who we are.”
Kathryn Harrison, The Kiss

“Scars are stories, history written on the body”
Kathryn Harrison

“My days are as long as despair can make them.”
Kathryn Harrison, The Kiss

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