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Crossing the River

A Novel

By Fenton Johnson
Introduction by Silas House
Make no mistake: Martha Bragg Picket is a headstrong southern woman with a rebellious spirit, a characteristic her son Michael shares. Yet to see her after almost twenty years of marriage, it might no longer seem clear. A Yankee contractor's arrival in town catalyzes her dissatisfaction, leading her to turn her life upside down—unaware that her son will follow suit. 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.

About the Authors

Fenton Johnson is the author of award-winning fiction and literary nonfiction, including the novels Scissors, Paper, Rock and The Man Who Loved Birds, as well as Keeping Faith: A Skeptic's Journey among Christian and Buddhist Monks and Geography of the Heart: A Memoir. He is associate professor of creative writing at the University of Arizona and teaches in the MFA program at Spalding University in Louisville.

Reviews

"As rich and Southern as fried chicken gravy . . . full of sharply observed talk and manners."—Chicago Tribune

"Delightful to behold. . . . One of the pleasures of this story is the way almost nothing goes where it seems to be headed. . . . Most of all there is Martha, full-blown and irresistible, earthy and wise, meeting life more than halfway."—San Francisco Chronicle

"Johnson is a storyteller of distinction. He knows the regional, religious, and emotional insularity of his Kentucky characters and reveals them with sly humor."—Publishers Weekly

"A gallant and engaging heroine who, from the ashes of total defeat, rises again to win our hearts."—San Francisco Examiner

University Press of Kentucky
Kentucky Voices

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Other Titles by Fenton Johnson

The Man Who Loved Birds

Fenton Johnson
Mar 2016 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

Scissors, Paper, Rock

Fenton Johnson, introduction by Pam Houston
Feb 2016 - University Press of Kentucky
$21.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$21.95 USD - Electronic book text
$21.95 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles by Silas House

Just a Few Miles South

Ouita Michel, edited by Sara Gibbs, Genie Graf, illustrated by Brenna Flannery, foreword by Silas House
Apr 2021 - Fireside Industries, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text

Every Leaf a Mirror

edited by Morris Allen Grubbs, Mary Ellen Miller, afterword by Silas House, introduction by Robert Morgan
Oct 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$25.00 USD - Electronic book text
$25.00 USD - Electronic book text
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Talking Appalachian

edited by Amy D. Clark, Nancy M. Hayward, with contributions byMichael Ellis, Kirk Hazen, Jaime Wagner Flesher, Erin Simmons, Anita Puckett, Jeffrey Reaser, Walt Wolfram, George Ella Lyon, Silas House, Lee Smith, Jane Hicks, Rita Quille...
Aug 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
$30.00 USD - Electronic book text
$60.00 USD - Electronic book text

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Buffalo Dance, expanded edition

Frank X Walker
Nov 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

At The Breakers

Mary Ann Taylor-Hall
Apr 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Miss America Kissed Caleb

Billy C. Clark
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$14.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

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Aminata Sow Fall, translated by Meg Furniss Weisberg
Aug 2023 - Indiana University Press
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Commander of the River

Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, translated by Hope Campbell Gustafson
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$65.00 USD - Hardback
$26.00 USD - Paperback / softback

39 Berne Street

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$20.00 USD - Paperback / softback