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Kathryn Harrison

Kathryn Harrison

·3.47·21,465 Ratings
“ When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. ” ― Dalai Lama
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  • Exposure

    ·3.66·593 Ratings
    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 m
  • The Mother Knot

    ·3.32·250 Ratings
    In this dark gem of a book by the author of The Kiss, a complex mother-daughter relationship precipitates a journey through depression to greater understanding, acceptance, freedom, and love,.Spare and unflinching, The Mother Knot is Kathryn Harrison’s
  • Seeking Rapture: Scenes from a Woman's Life

    ·3.36·105 Ratings
    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKIn this exquisite book of personal reflections on a woman’s life as a child, wife, and mother, Kathryn Harrison, “a writer of extraordinary gifts” (Tobias Wolff), recalls episodes in her life, exploring how the experienc
  • Thicker Than Water

    ·3.42·198 Ratings
    Isabel is the unwanted daughter of charming but irresponsible people who married in haste, divorced just as quickly, and distanced themselves from one another -- and from her. Left to her grandparents' care, longing for her elusive, glamorous mother and f
  • Road to Santiago

    ·3.27·133 Ratings
    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 pi
  • Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story

    ·4.15·2,805 Ratings
    A child of the 1950s from a small New England town, "perfect Paul" earns straight A's and shines in social and literary pursuits, all the while keeping a secret -- from himself and the rest of the world. Struggling to be, or at least to imitate, a straigh
  • Envy

    ·3.09·337 Ratings
    Will has a good sex life–with the woman he married. So why then is he increasingly plagued by violent erotic fantasies that, were they to break out of his imagination and into the real world, have the power to destroy not only his family but his career?
  • The Binding Chair or, A Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society

    ·3.48·1,415 Ratings
    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 a
  • Minding the Body

    ·3.8·214 Ratings
    Twenty intensely personal essays on physical and emotional self-image by women writers from a wide range of ages, races, and conformity.Table of Contents"Reading" the body: an introduction / Patricia Foster A weight that women carry / Sallie Tisdale The f
  • The Kiss

    ·3.45·3,352 Ratings
    We meet at airports. We meet in cities where we've never been before. We meet where no one will recognize us. A "man of God" is how someone described my father to me. I don 't remember who. Not my mother. I'm young enough that I take the words to mean he
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