The House of Eve

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.38 X 0.96 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781982197377

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About the Author

Sadeqa Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels. Her accolades include being the 2022 Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy finalist, a BCALA Literary Honoree, and the Library of Virginia's Literary People's Choice Award winner. 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 teens.

Reviews

A New York Times bestseller - An Apple Best Book of 2023 - A Goodreads Best Book of 2023 - An NPR Best Book of 2023 "The House of Eve is a triumph of historical fiction....Johnson's novel is an affecting and arresting exploration of young Black womanhood and motherhood in the mid-20th century.... Johnson's talents are in full bloom in this layered story with two distinctive and compelling young Black women at the center.... The House of Eve is engrossing, emotionally wrenching and socially astute storytelling."-Washington Post "A beautifully written and wonderfully crafted tale of two young Black women, their families and their love stories. However, that's only the beginning of this immersive, captivating story. Johnson's two main characters are strikingly different but stunningly similar. Readers will never forget Ruby or Eleanor, or the choices they make and the sacrifices they endure in this timely, relatable tale of women, children, skin color, haves and have-nots with an ending that will stay with you for a long, long time. A Reese's Book Club pick, The House of Eve is an instant classic."-NPR "A heartrending story."-Taylor Jenkins Reid, via Goodreads "A provocative and heartrending tale about two young women forced to face the limitations of their reproductive choices in 1950s America. Ripping open the complex intersection of classism, colorism and gender inequality, Johnson has delivered a powerful statement on the cost of suppressing female autonomy that's stunning to experience and impossible to forget."--Atlanta Journal Constitution "This is a moving work of women's fiction with timely perspective on racism, colorism, and pre-Roe women's rights in the United States of the 1950s. Fans of Tayari Jones, Brit Bennett, and Jeni McFarland will want to check it out."-Library Journal "Johnson's suspenseful and thought-provoking latest follows two young Black women as they separately navigate mid-20th century America.... This well-crafted work is bound to provoke discussion among readers about the conflicts women face regarding pregnancy."-Publishers Weekly "Johnson showcases the difficult boundaries of race, class, and education as she explores the obstacles and consequences that confront those who seek to cross them."-Booklist "Johnson's portrait of young women with sharp wit and big dreams is powerful and honest."--PopSugar "If you've read Sadeqa Johnson's other books, you'll know her extraordinary talent for writing historical fiction that breaks the mold by challenging dominant narratives and encouraging readers to rethink their assumptions. Her latest offering is a powerfully moving story of womanhood, motherhood, race and redemption."--Ms. Magazine "Sadeqa Johnson is expert at excavating the parts of the past that we would rather not confront. She dusts off these harrowing histories, shines them up, and gives them their proper glory. She mines this terrain with soaring grace, shining intellect, and a love that resonates on every page. Thanks to Johnson's enviable ability to craft narratives that not only educate and elucidate, but also enamor, the stories of Ruby and Eleanor, and the Ancestors and Elders they represent, will remain with me always. The House of Eve is a powerful witnessing, an indispensable testimony, and a remarkable addition to Johnson's already stunning bibliography." -ROBERT JONES, JR., author of The New York Times bestselling novel, The Prophets "A luminous, moving read."--Kate Quinn, author of The Diamond Eye "The House of Eve is a gorgeous, timely novel about the price that women pay for love. Eleanor and Ruby must choose between passion and safety, studies or motherhood, and painful situations or convenient lies. I ached for this book's characters and savored this brilliant, deeply-researched novel about courage, coverups, and choices that no one should have to make."-JANET SKESLIEN CHARLES, author of New York Times bestseller The Paris Library "Sadeqa Johnson has a unique ta...