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.

Average rating: 3.47 · 21,849 ratings · 2,322 reviews · 37 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Kiss

3.46 avg rating — 4,025 ratings — published 1997 — 26 editions
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Enchantments

3.22 avg rating — 2,204 ratings — published 2012 — 20 editions
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The Binding Chair or, A Vis...

3.49 avg rating — 1,666 ratings — published 2000 — 27 editions
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Exposure

3.66 avg rating — 691 ratings — published 1993 — 14 editions
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While They Slept: An Inquir...

2.90 avg rating — 806 ratings — published 2008 — 10 editions
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Poison

3.62 avg rating — 752 ratings — published 1995 — 15 editions
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Joan of Arc: A Life Transfi...

3.45 avg rating — 655 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The Seal Wife

3.22 avg rating — 625 ratings — published 2003 — 23 editions
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Envy

3.09 avg rating — 395 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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The Mother Knot

3.31 avg rating — 276 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

“There must be many of us whose lives have been divided into a before and after, with an accident, a death, a crime, a crisis, some moment or year or relationship that came between and changed everything. I want to see how your life moved forward from that point of division.”
Kathryn Harrison, While They Slept: An Inquiry Into the Murder of a Family

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