Geography of the Heart by Fenton Johnson
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Geography of the Heart
By Fenton Johnson

Geography of the Heart

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Geography of the Heart by Fenton Johnson

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In this poignant memoir, the author interweaves two fascinating stories: his own upbringing as the youngest of nine children of a Kentucky whiskey maker and that of his lover Larry Rose, the only child of German Jews, survivors of the Holocaust. With grace and affectionate humor, he follows their relationship from their first meeting through Larry's death. "I'm so lucky, " his lover told him repeatedly, even as he was confronting HIV. "Denial, pure and simple, " Johnson told himself, "until our third and final trip to Paris, where on our last night in the city we sat together in the courtyard of the Picasso Museum. There I turned to him and said 'I'm so lucky, ' and it was as if the time allotted to him to teach me this lesson, the time allotted to me to learn it had been consumed, and there was nothing left but the facts of things to play out."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780671009830
ISBN-10: 0671009834
Format: Paperback / softback
(221mm x 144mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Scribner Book Company
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Crossing the River by Fenton Johnson Crossing the River, Paperback (December 2015)

Make no mistake, Martha Bragg Picket is a headstrong southern woman with a rebellious spirit, a characteristic her son Michael shares. Both heartfelt and shrewdly humorous, this widely acclaimed first novel from author Fenton Johnson is an affecting look at one woman's reawakening and her son's coming of age in the heartland of America.

Keeping Faith by Fenton Johnson Keeping Faith, Paperback / softback (November 2004)

A journalist and award-winning novelist offers a frank and intimate account of how he rediscovered faith in a spiritual journey from Gethsemani to the San Francisco Zen Center, through Buddhism and back to Catholicism.

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