Winter Book Club Social with Simon & Schuster Publishers

Text: Winter Book Club Social with Simon & Schuster Publishers and Author Sadequa Johnson, Monday, February 8 7:00 pm / Text on blue background with white snowflakesJoin Bookmarks for our quarterly book club gathering to learn about new books coming out soon, new releases, and older book club favorites with Simon & Schuster Publishers. We are thrilled to be joined by author Sadeqa Johnson, author of The Yellow Wife. Sadeqa will be in conversation with her editor, Lashanda Anakwah.  

This event will be held virtually on Crowdcast and is free to attend. Click here to register.

All Simon & Schuster titles discussed at the event will be available for purchase or pre-order at the book club 20% discount.

The Winter Book Club Social is sponsored by our friends at Simon & Schuster Publishers.  

About The Yellow Wife
Born on a plantation in Charles City, Virginia, Pheby Delores Brown has lived a relatively sheltered life. Shielded by her mother’s position as the estate’s medicine woman and cherished by the Master’s sister, she is set apart from the others on the plantation, belonging to neither world. She’d been promised freedom on her eighteenth birthday, but instead of the idyllic life she imagined with her true love, Essex Henry, Pheby is forced to leave the only home she has ever known. She unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the bowels of slavery at the infamous Devil’s Half Acre, a jail in Richmond, Virginia, where the enslaved are broken, tortured, and sold every day. There, Pheby is exposed not just to her Jailer’s cruelty but also to his contradictions. To survive, Pheby will have to outwit him, and she soon faces the ultimate sacrifice.

About Sadeqa Johnson
Sadeqa Johnson is the award-winning author of four novels. 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.



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Yellow Wife: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982149109
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 12th, 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.


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White Ivy: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982100599
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 3rd, 2020

**A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick**

A young woman’s crush on a privileged former classmate becomes a story of love, lies, and dark obsession, offering stark insights into the immigrant experience, as it hurtles to its electrifying ending.

Ivy Lin is a thief and a liar—but you’d never know it by looking at her.

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The End of the Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476798202
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - September 29th, 2020

“Reading [The End of the Day] is like studying a stained-glass window up close, each piece bright and sharply cut, but when you step back and see it as a whole you discover a large, beautiful, mysterious work of art.” —David Ebershoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Danish Girl and The 19th Wife

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The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982112981
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 4th, 2020

From the winner of the 2016 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction comes a tender and funny debut novel, set over one emotionally charged weekend at an animal sanctuary in western Kansas, where maternal, romantic, and community bonds are tested in the wake of an estranged daughter’s homecoming.

The Bright Side Sanctuary for Animals is in trouble.

It’s lat


These Ghosts Are Family: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982117443
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 5th, 2021

PEN/Hemingway Award For Debut Novel Finalist​
Shortlisted for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

A “rich, ambitious debut novel” (The New York Times Book Review) that reveals the ways in which a Jamaican family forms and fractures over generations, in the tradition of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.


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The Only Good Indians: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982136468
Availability: Backordered
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From USA TODAY bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones comes a “masterpiece” (Locus Magazine) of a novel about revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition.


Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160837
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Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

A People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more!

[A] quirky, big-hearted novel…Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it&rsqu


Run Me to Earth Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501154058
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 19th, 2021

From award-winning author Paul Yoon comes a “spellbinding” (The Washington Post) novel about three kids orphaned in 1960s Laos—and how their destinies are entwined across decades, anointed by Hernan Diaz as “one of those rare novels that stays with us to become a standard with which we measure other books.”

Alisak, Prany, and Noi—three orpha


This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476749303
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Published: Atria Books - May 26th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, you’ll love This Tender Land...This story is as big-hearted as they come.” —Parade

The unforgettable story of four orphans who travel the Mississippi River o


The Thirty Names of Night: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982121495
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Published: Atria Books - November 24th, 2020

Winner of the ALA Stonewall Book Award—Barbara Gittings Literature Award
Named Best Book of the Year by Bustle
Named Most Anticipated Book of the Year by The Millions, Electric Literature, and HuffPost

The author of the “vivid and urgent…important and timely” (The New York Times Bo


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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982106997
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Published: Scribner - May 5th, 2020

The triumphant New York Times Bestseller * The Tonight Show Summer Reads Pick *

Named one of the best books of the year by People, Vogue, Parade, NPR, and Elle

“This is one beautiful book.


The Paris Library: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982134198
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Published: Atria Books - February 9th, 2021

Instant New York Times bestseller
USA TODAY and Washington Post bestseller


#1 LibraryReads Pick
Named a Most Anticipated Book of the Year by Library Journal and Goodreads

Based on the true World War II sto