Second House from the Corner: A Novel of Marriage, Secrets, and Lies (Paperback)
"So good." —Jennifer Weiner, #1 New York Times bestselling author
How far would you go to protect your marriage?
In Sadeqa Johnson's Second House from the Corner, Felicia Lyons struggles to sprint ahead of the demands of motherhood while her husband spends long days at the office. When the children won’t stop screaming her name or arguing over toy trucks and pretzel sticks, she sometimes wonders what it would be like to get in her car and drive away.
Then one evening the telephone rings, and in a split second Felicia’s life is turned upside down. She hasn’t been completely honest about her upbringing, and her deception forces her return to her childhood home, where she must confront the family demons and long-buried secrets she thought she had left behind.
About the Author
SADEQA JOHNSON is a former public relations manager who spent years working with well-known authors such as J.K. Rowling, Bebe Moore Campbell, Amy Tan, and Bishop T.D. Jakes before becoming an author herself. Her debut novel, Love in a Carry-on Bag, was the recipient of the Phillis Wheatley award for Best Fiction and the USA Best Book award for African-American fiction. She is a Kimbilo 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.
"So good." —Jennifer Weiner, #1 New York Times best-selling author
"I loved Second House from the Corner." -Brenda Janowitz, PopSugar
"Johnson is a skilled storyteller with a breezy style." -Booklist
"Rich with complex characters...The first-person narrative reads like a warm conversation, and the pace stays sharp and steady." -Romantic Times
"[An] excellent novel." -NJ.com
"I loved the characters that Sadeqa Johnson created...The author outdid herself with this book and I can't wait to see what she puts out next." —Read in Colour (4 stars)
“Felicia is a protagonist that you’ll laugh with and cry for.” –Pride
"A captivating tale to savor about a woman whose buried past threatens her picture perfect family life. Felicia is a wonderfully flawed, compelling main character, one who has stayed with me long after I finished the book. A winning novel from a writer to watch." -Benilde Little, bestselling author