Geography of the Heart

Geography of the Heart

A Memoir

Book - 1996
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
The author presents a memoir of love, coming of age, illness, and tragic loss in the era of the AIDS epidemic as he interweaves his own story with that of his lover, Larry Rose

Blackwell North Amer
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."

& Taylor

The author of Crossing the River and Scissors, Paper, Rock presents a poignant memoir of love, coming of age, illness, and tragic loss in the time of AIDS. 20,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780684814179
Branch Call Number: 305.389 Jo 1996
Characteristics: 239 pages ; 23 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jul 29, 2012

Beautiful and touching, but repetitive. Because many of the chapters had been published separately, there are stories that get told over and over again, sometimes only within a span of a few pages.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at KHCPL

To Top