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Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy with Sadeqa Johnson

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Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy is delighted to invite you to meet Sadeqa Johnson on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Join us at 11:30am PDT for an informal meet and greet with Sadeqa Johnson and other fellow readers!

Sadeqa Johnson is the award-winning author of four novels, including Yellow Wife. Her accolades include the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the USA Best Book Award for Best Fiction. She is a Kimbilio Fellow, former board member of the James River Writers, and a Tall Poppy Writer. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives near Richmond, Virginia, with her husband and three children. To learn more, visit

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Event Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 11:30am
Tin Roof Bistro
3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The House of Eve Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982197360
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - February 7th, 2023

"THE HOUSE OF EVE is a luminous, moving read! Sadeqa Johnson deftly contrasts two historical heroines to great effect: high school student Ruby, smart as a whip and hoping to be the first woman of her family to attend college, and country girl Eleanor, struggling to meet the high social standards of her wealthy Black in-laws. Their lives entwine in startling ways as they are faced with hard choices about their respective futures."—KATE QUINN, New York Times bestselling author of The Diamond Eye

Yellow Wife: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982149116
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Published: Simon & Schuster - December 28th, 2021

“A fully immersive, intricately crafted story inspired by the pages of history. In Pheby, Sadeqa Johnson has created a woman whose struggle to survive and to protect the ones she loves will have readers turning the pages as fast as their fingers can fly. Simply enthralling.”--Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Before We Were Yours and The Book of Lost Friends.

And Then There Was Me: A Novel of Friendship, Secrets and Lies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250802866
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - March 16th, 2021

"Bea seems to have it all: the husband, the two kids, and the new house in a chichi suburb. Only problem is, Bea feels like an outcast, being biracial in her new neighborhood, and her husband is cheating on her. Again. She has her childhood best friend, Awilda, for support, but when the unthinkable happens, she finds herself with nowhere to turn. And Then There Was Me is a thought-provoking novel about marriage, parenthood, and friendship." —PopSugar, 26 Brilliant Books You Should Read This Spring