Author Talk available at St. John Parish Library

Published 3:28 am Saturday, February 25, 2023

LAPLACE—St. John Parish Library is hosting Author Talk with an invigorating conversation with highly acclaimed author Sadeqa Johnson as she talks about her brand new novel, The House of Eve.


The event is online and takes place at 3p.m. on Tuesday, February 28. To register visit


In the House of Eve 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 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. 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 in the most unexpected way 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.


Future Author talks include David Epstein: Bestselling author of RANGE and THE SPORTS GENE at noon on March 13 and Southern Inspired with Celebrity Chef  Jernard A Wells at 3 p.m. on March 21. These events and others scheduled can viewed at the library’s website at