Books by Adam Johnson

FORTUNE SMILES by Adam Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Bittersweet, elegant, full of hard-won wisdom: this is no ordinary book, either."
A half-dozen sometimes Carver-esque yarns that find more-or-less ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges and somehow holding up. Read full book review >
THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON by Adam Johnson
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Ambitious and very well written, despite the occasional overreach. When it's made into a film, bet that Kim Jong Il will want to score an early bootleg."
Note to self: Do not schedule a vacation in North Korea, at least not without an escape plan. Read full book review >
PARASITES LIKE US by Adam Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 2003

"Maybe overwriting is the only way to handle the end of civilization. Seems to work here."
Anthropologists open Pandora's box in South Dakota. Read full book review >
EMPORIUM by Adam Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2002

"The weirdest possible blend of Kenneth Patchen, Max Apple, and Tom Clancy. Certainly a vision that should be put under close surveillance."
A debut collection of nine very odd tales that stretch the bounds of storytelling—in a youthful vision that already seems too big for the britches of the short story. Read full book review >