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Kathryn Harrison
Author Photo by Joyce Ravid.Kathryn Harrison was born in 1961 in Los Angeles, California, where she was raised by her mother's parents. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers Workshop, where, in 1986, she met her husband, the novelist Colin Harrison. They had a first... show more

Author Photo by Joyce Ravid.Kathryn Harrison was born in 1961 in Los Angeles, California, where she was raised by her mother's parents. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers Workshop, where, in 1986, she met her husband, the novelist Colin Harrison. They had a first date on Friday, April 25, and on Monday, April 28, they moved in together. The Harrisons married in 1988, and live in Brooklyn with their three children. Kathryn writes novels, memoirs, personal essays, biography, and true crime. She is a frequent reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and teaches memoir at Hunter College's MFA program in Creative Writing, in New York City.
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Lenaribka
Lenaribka rated it 5 years ago
BR with Ije on the 26th of April
msleighm books
msleighm books rated it 5 years ago
Uncomfortable subject matter. Interesting use of tense throughout. Deftly written, tight prose. Beautiful and clear.
Reflections
Reflections rated it 5 years ago
If this just told the story of Joan of Arc, the peasant girl who heard the voices of dead saints, led an army to support an uncertain king, was burned at the stake as a man-dressing sorceress, and later became canonized as a saint, that would be enough to make Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured a trul...
52 Book Minimum
52 Book Minimum rated it 6 years ago
It began with the voice of an innocent little child saying “I’m going to read Mommy’s book for reading time tonight” – followed by Mommy’s scream of NOOOOOOO, DON’T READ THAT!!!!!. The story then moves into the kitchen where the husband asks what’s so wrong with this book that the boy-child can’t t...
Miranda @ Bibliodaze
Miranda @ Bibliodaze rated it 7 years ago
A little messy and all over the place, jumping between time periods in no real order, but I did manage to get sucked into the writing and the stories Masha told. I also enjoyed the different viewpoint of Rasputin, as Masha had a very positive opinion of her father. The romance was a little uncomfort...
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