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The House of Eve: a Southwestern Yacht Club Lunch Adventure with international bestselling author Sadeqa Johnson

February 24, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


About the Event

As we sail into our live and in-person 2023 Adventures, we are staying on course with our next literary lunch to be held at the esteemed Southwestern Yacht Club featuring international bestselling author Sadeqa Johnson.

 The award-winning author of Yellow Wife returns with The House of Eve, a daring, beautiful, and redemptive novel that explores what it means to be a woman and a mother, and how much one is willing to sacrifice to achieve her greatest goal. Enjoy a lovely lunch by the bay and prepare to be mesmerized and charmed by this talented author.

Your Adventure includes a hardcover copy of The House of Eve to be delivered and signed at the event, lunch, soft beverage, tax, gratuity, and the opportunity to meet Sadeqa live and in-person. As a NovelNetwork author, Sadeqa loves chatting with book clubs, so why not bring your book club friends with you (contact us for a table reservation up to eight people).

About the Author and Book

Sadeqa Johnson is the award-winning author of And Then There Was Me, Second House From the Corner, Love in a Carry-on Bag and Yellow Wife.

Yellow Wife is a 2022 Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy nominee, a BCLA Literary Honoree and a Barnes & Noble book club pick in paperback. Her other accolades include winning the National Book Club Conference Award, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the USA Best Book Award for Best Fiction. She is a Kimbilio Fellow and teaches in the MFA program at Drexel University. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives near Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and three children.

Sadeqa’s new book, The House of Eve, selected as the February, 2023, Reese’s Book Club Pick, is a daring, beautiful, and redemptive novel that explores what it means to be a woman and a mother, and how much one is willing to sacrifice to achieve her greatest goal.

1950s Philadelphia: fifteen-year-old Ruby Pearsall is on track to becoming the first in her family to attend college, in spite of having a mother more interested in keeping a man than raising a daughter. But a taboo love affair threatens to pull her back down into the poverty and desperation that has been passed on to her like a birthright.

Eleanor Quarles arrives in Washington, DC, with ambition and secrets. When she meets the handsome William Pride at Howard University, they fall madly in love. But William hails from one of DC’s elite wealthy Black families, and his par­ents don’t let just anyone into their fold. Eleanor hopes that a baby will make her finally feel at home in William’s family and grant her the life she’s been searching for. But having a baby—and fitting in—is easier said than done.

With their stories colliding in the most unexpected of ways, Ruby and Eleanor will both make decisions that shape the trajectory of their lives.

To schedule a book club visit with Sadeqa or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:

About Southwestern Yacht Club

Southwestern Yacht Club is one of the largest, oldest, and most prestigious yacht clubs in San Diego, California. SWYC was formed in 1925 by visionary yachting enthusiasts looking for ways to enjoy each other’s company and to share their passion for boating. Since then, the Club has developed into a full-service operation with more than 800 members embracing all forms of yachting, fishing, and social activities, all while earning a reputation as being the friendliest club in the area.



February 24, 2023
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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