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Seeking rapture scenes from a woman"s life by Kathryn Harrison

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Harrison, Kathryn.,
  • Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Women -- United States -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

StatementKathryn Harrison.
LC ClassificationsPS3558.A67136 Z477 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination186 p. ;
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3563172M
ISBN 10037550558X
LC Control Number2002031620

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Seeking Rapture was one of those memoirs that made me ill at ease. It was very honest, and that was part of the problem. I just didn't want to know some of the things that I was told. I couldn't help but wonder how the author's relatives would feel, reading some of the things written about them, their loved ones and the author herself/5.   Kathryn Harrison is the author of the novels The Seal Wife, The Binding Chair, Poison, Exposure, and Thicker Than Water. She has also written a memoir, The Kiss. Her personal essays, including some from the collection Seeking Rapture, have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s magazine, and other : Ms. Harrison's newest book, "Seeking Rapture - Scenes From A Woman's Life" are selected stories from a life of many levels. From the abandonment of a mother, betrayal of a father, motherhood and lighter mood stories of cheating on her driver's test, Ms. Harrison's work is never boring and always effective/5(7). Seeking Rapture Scenes From A Woman's Life (Book): Harrison, Kathryn: A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK In 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 experiences of childhood recur in memory, to be .

At the heart of Seeking Rapture is the notion that a woman's journey is a continuous process of transformation, an ongoing transcendence and re-creation of . SEEKING RAPTURE. Scenes from a Life. by Kathryn Harrison. BUY NOW FROM MORE BY KATHRYN HARRISON. Nonfiction. ON SUNSET. by Kathryn Harrison Nonfiction. TRUE CRIMES. by Kathryn Harrison our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. 'Seeking Rapture' conveys the aching tenderness Harrison feels toward her children, and her awe of their imaginary worlds that no adult can enter. This powerfully evocative book will awaken readers to sift through their own sense of motherhood, loss and regeneration.   Nobody comes closer or grows clearer. Her mother and grandmother merge as a figure of glamorous resistance offering Kathryn a vague kind of love. Seeking Rapture is a brave and muddled book limited by the fact that its imperative, still so inescapable, is also its constraint.

In "Seeking Rapture" Harrison writes about the various religious forays of her family. From a birthright of Judaism, to Christian Science, then Catholicism, we are given insights into the doctrines of Mary Baker Eddy, as well as thoughts on saints like Frances Xavier Cabrini/5(7). A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK In this exquisite book of personal reflections on a woman’s life as a child, wife, and mother, Kathryn Harrison, . Find books like Seeking Rapture: Scenes from a Woman's Life from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Seeking Rapture: S. This book gives solid and sound exegetical reasons for 2 Thess. a speaking of a departure and not a spiritual falling away. It gives sound evidence of when, whether before,during, or after, the rapture will occur/5(63).