Publications by Fenton Johnson include books, essays, documentaries, and audio:

First Chapters

View first chapters from Geography of the Heart (Prologue) and Keeping Faith (Chapter 1). View now.


Keeping Faith:  A Skeptic’s Journey among Christian and Buddhist Monks
Houghton Mifflin / Mariner

Geography of the Heart:  A Memoir
Scribner / Washington Square

Scissors, Paper, Rock:  A Novel in Stories
Pocket / Washington Square

Crossing the River:  A Novel
Birch Lane / Dell


Read essays that appear in Harper’s Magazine and elsewhere: View essays.


Learn more about and view documentaries written by Fenton Johnson. View documentaries.


Listen to recordings of Fenton Johnson from National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and other venues. Listen to audio.