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Second House from the Corner

Second House from the Corner

A Novel of Marriage, Secrets, and Lies

Sadeqa Johnson

A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin


"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.


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Praise for Second House from the Corner

Editorial Reviews:

"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."

"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