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Harrison, Kathryn

Works: 47 works in 329 publications in 8 languages and 15,839 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Case studies  Domestic fiction  Biographies  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  True crime stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6542, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Kathryn Harrison
Most widely held works by Kathryn Harrison
While they slept : an inquiry into the murder of a family by Kathryn Harrison( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 1,439 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 seal wife : a novel by Kathryn Harrison( Book )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,309 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 )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,170 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 )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,072 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
Joan of Arc : a life transfigured by Kathryn Harrison( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,014 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
Poison by Kathryn Harrison( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,011 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 )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,006 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 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 711 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 )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 331 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, or, A visit from the Foot Emancipation Society : a novel by Kathryn Harrison( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 312 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."
A thousand orange trees by Kathryn Harrison( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Polish and English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seal wife by Kathryn Harrison( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 110 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
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux by Kathryn Harrison( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poison by Kathryn Harrison( Recording )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 74 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
Joan of Arc : a life transfigured by Kathryn Harrison( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, and Robert Bresson. Was she a divinely inspired saint? A schizophrenic? A demonically possessed heretic, as her persecutors and captors tried to prove? Every era must retell and reimagine the Maid of Orleans's extraordinary story in its own way, and in Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured, the superb novelist and memoirist Kathryn Harrison gives us a Joan for our time--a shining exemplar of unshakable faith, extraordinary courage, and self-confidence during a brutally rigged ecclesiastical inquisition and in the face of her death by burning. Deftly weaving historical fact, myth, folklore, artistic representations, and centuries of scholarly and critical interpretation into a compelling narrative, she restores Joan of Arc to her rightful position as one of the greatest heroines in all of human history
Passing the buck : federalism and Canadian environmental policy by Kathryn Harrison( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to Santiago by Kathryn Harrison( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathryn Harrison går sammen med sin 12-årige datter ad den gamle pilgrimsrute fra St. Jean-de-Port i Frankrig til Santiago de Compostela i Spanien
El beso by Kathryn Harrison( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking rapture : a memoir by Kathryn Harrison( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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While they slept : an inquiry into the murder of a family
Alternative Names
Harison, Katrin 1961-

Kathryn Harrison Amerikaans romanschrijfster

העריסאן, קתרין

קתרין הריסון

کاترین هریسون نویسنده آمریکایی

ハリソン, キャスリン

English (172)

Polish (15)

Spanish (13)

German (11)

Dutch (7)

French (6)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (1)

The seal wife : a novelEnvy : a novelSaint Thérèse of LisieuxPoisonExposureThicker than waterThe binding chair, or, A visit from the Foot Emancipation Society : a novelA thousand orange trees