Sadeqa Johnson | The House of Eve

Recorded Feb 9, 2023
Direct Download: 20230209-sadeqaj.mp3

In conversation with Jennifer Weiner

Acclaimed for their explorations of marital fidelity, friendship, and the difficulties of connecting in modern life, Sadeqa Johnson’s novels include And Then There Was MeSecond House from the Corner, and Yellow Wife, the harrowing tale of an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in one of the Antebellum South’s most infamous slave jails. A Kimbilio Fellow, former board member of the James River Writers, and a Tall Poppy Writer, she is the recipient of the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Award, and the USA Best Book Award for best fiction, among other honors. In The House of Eve, Johnson follows two 1950s-era young Black women whose lives collide amidst taboo love affairs, ambition, and pregnancy.

“One of the biggest names in popular fiction” (USA Today), Jennifer Weiner is the beloved number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels—including Good in BedAll Fall DownMrs. Everything, and In Her Shoes. She is also the writer of two YA books about a diminutive Bigfoot and an essay collection titled Hungry Heart, an intimate and honest meditation on yearning, fulfillment, and her many identities. 

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