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New York Times Bestselling Author

Kathryn Harrison is the author of the novels ENVY, THE SEAL WIFE, THE BINDING CHAIR, POISON, EXPOSURE, and THICKER THAN WATER. She has also written memoirs, THE KISS and THE MOTHER KNOT, a travel memoir, THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO, a biography, SAINT THERESE OF LISIEUX, and a collection of personal essays, SEEKING RAPTURE. Ms. Harrison is a frequent reviewer for THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW; her essays, which have been included in many anthologies, have appeared in THE NEW YORKER, HARPER’S MAGAZINE, VOGUE, O MAGAZINE, SALON, and other publications. Her latest book is ENCHANTMENTS. She lives in New York with her husband, the novelist Colin Harrison, and their children.




“A sumptuous, atmospheric account of the last days of the Romanovs from the perspective of Rasputin’s daughter, Enchantments animates a kaleidoscopic breadth of historical detail with the sensuous, transporting prose that is Kathryn Harrison’s trademark.”
–JENNIFER EGAN, author of A Visit From the Goon Squad

“Splendid and surprising. . . . While the dream of Romanov survival may be dead, Kathryn Harrison has given us something enduring — the last romantic figure of the era, a whip-cracking circus girl who was once an intimate part of a dying empire.”  The New York Times Book Review