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Harrison, Kathryn

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Works: 50 works in 268 publications in 7 languages and 13,137 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Case studies  Biography  Historical fiction  History 
Classifications: PS3558.A67136, 813.54
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Enchantments : a novel by Kathryn Harrison ( Book )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,029 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
The binding chair, or, A visit from the Foot Emancipation Society : a novel by Kathryn Harrison ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English 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 )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,368 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
While they slept : an inquiry into the murder of a family by Kathryn Harrison ( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,353 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
Envy : a novel by Kathryn Harrison ( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,249 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
Poison by Kathryn Harrison ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,106 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 )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,102 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 )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 766 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
Enchantments [a novel] by Kathryn Harrison ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 365 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 )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 211 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."
Betovering by Kathryn Harrison ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tijdens de laatste maanden van zijn gevangenschap (1917-18) bouwt de ten dode opgeschreven tsaar Nicolaas II van Rusland een relatie op met de dochter van de beruchte genezer Gregory Rasputin
Terwijl ze sliepen by Kathryn Harrison ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Na jaren van zware fysieke en psychische mishandeling door hun ouders vermoordt de 18-jarige Billy Gilley op 27 april 1984 zijn vader, moeder en jongste zus met een honkbalknuppel
The seal wife by Kathryn Harrison ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 125 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
Poison by Kathryn Harrison ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 81 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
Afgunst by Kathryn Harrison ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De ontmoeting met een vriendin uit het verleden zet voor een psychotherapeut, die na de dood van zijn zoon in een diepe crisis verkeert, een reeks veranderingen op gang
De weg naar Santiago de Compostela by Kathryn Harrison ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Persoonlijk verslag van een voettocht naar Santiago
De zeehondvrouw : roman by Kathryn Harrison ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 36 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
The binding chair by Kathryn Harrison ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vivid family saga. May, a delightful puzzle of contradictions, Arthur, a loveable fool and his neurotic sister Dolly and her kind but neglectful stockmarket whiz of a husband provide ample entertainment
Geschonden : roman by Kathryn Harrison ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bij het inrichten van een tentoonstelling van de sadomasochistische foto's die haar vader van haar als kind maakte raakt een Amerikaanse kunstenares in geestelijke moeilijkheden
 
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Alternative Names
Harison, Katrin 1961
ハリソン, キャスリン
Languages
English (186)
Spanish (11)
Dutch (11)
Polish (5)
Italian (4)
Hebrew (2)
Chinese (1)
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