Search Results: "Kathryn Harrison"


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GEORGE HARRISON by Graeme Thomson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Indifferent writing and tut-tutting and shallow criticism conspire to make this of interest mostly to completist collectors."
New biography of the youngest, gloomiest Beatle. Read full book review >

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HARRISON SQUARED by Daryl Gregory
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 24, 2015

"Superior, with plenty of crossover teen appeal."
New dark fantasy from the author of the splendid Afterparty (2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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HARRY HARRISON! HARRY HARRISON! by Harry Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Science-fiction readers and Harrison devotees will garner the most pleasure from this heartfelt autobiography."
The life and 60-year career of an award-winning science-fiction writer. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO by Kathryn Harrison
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Lucid, readable prose but, as travelogue, neither transporting nor insightful. (map)"
A pilgrimage along an ancient road, from St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the site of a shrine to the Apostle James. Read full book review >

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THE SEAL WIFE by Kathryn Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2002

"Leaden, pretentious, and dull: a Harlequin romance in writing-program prose."
The latest strange love tale from Harrison (The Binding Chair, 2000, etc.), who heads north to Alaska this time to follow the sorrows of a young weatherman. Read full book review >

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EXPOSURE by Kathryn Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Stark, brilliant, and original work."
A stunning second novel from Harrison (Thicker Than Water, 1991) details the fragmented and increasingly self-destructive life of a woman whose every secret moment has been played before a camera's eye. Read full book review >

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TRUE CRIMES by Kathryn Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"Given the autobiographical design of the collection, it may seem churlish to attack the book for going where the author so often has gone before; yet Harrison is self-aware to the point of self-absorption and self-effacing to a fault. However, the author's intelligence shines, and these ruminations may encourage some to confront their own anxieties."
Memoirist and novelist Harrison (Creative Writing/Hunter Coll.; Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured, 2014, etc.) again taps the well of her personal life for a series of essays dealing with long-standing preoccupations and compulsive navel-gazing, the result being an alternately compelling and uncomfortable reading experience.Read full book review >

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THE MOTHER KNOT by Kathryn Harrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 2004

"Like the author's previous examination of her relationship with her father (The Kiss, 1997): a dark ride taken with terrible clarity into the heart of misery, scorched to a luster."
The time has come to let her mother go, realizes novelist Harrison (The Seal Wife, 2002, etc.), who here delineates, in very short form, her wrenching journey to that emotional, stabbing moment. Read full book review >

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POISON by Kathryn Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"A minutely detailed novel that captures the depravity as well as the beauty of a frightening era. (Author tour)"
Deft, archly mesmerizing phrasemaking distinguish this latest by Harrison (Thicker Than Water, 1991; Exposure, 1993): When the plot stumbles, the poetry picks it up. Read full book review >

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REX HARRISON by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1992

"Wapshott tells all this rather solemnly, allowing Harrison's waspishness to take on an irresistible gleam through the windowpane prose. (Sixteen pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Not very stylish biography of Harrison (1908-90), by Wapshott (Peter O'Toole, 1984). Read full book review >