We look forward to seeing you for a stimulating conversation with highly acclaimed author Sadeqa Johnson as she talks about her brand-new novel, The House of Eve!
In The House of Eve, Fifteen-year-old Ruby Pearsall is on track to becoming the first in her family to attend college, despite having a mother more interested in keeping a man than raising her daughter. But a taboo love affair threatens to pull her back down into the poverty and desperation that has been passed onto her like a birthright.
Eleanor Quarles arrived in Washington, DC, with ambition and secrets. So 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 just let 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.
The lives of these two women collide most unexpectedly as they both face life-altering decisions. The House of Eve is a fast-paced, harrowing story that hinges on what it means to be a woman and a mother and how much one is willing to sacrifice to achieve her greatest goal.