Saving Ruby King (Hardcover)

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This is a timely debut about friends, family, faith, community, and the Black experience on the South Side of Chicago. It's told from several different perspectives, but the voices I loved most were those of the bold, unapologetic women trying to piece together their families' pasts so they can take control of their own futures.

— Sarah

This is a timely debut about friends, family, faith, community, and the Black experience on the South Side of Chicago. It's told from several different perspectives, but the voices I loved most were those of the bold, unapologetic women trying to piece together their families' pasts so they can take control of their own futures.

— Sarah

This is a timely debut about friends, family, faith, community, and the Black experience on the South Side of Chicago. It's told from several different perspectives, but the voices I loved most were those of the bold, unapologetic women trying to piece together their families' pasts so they can take control of their own futures.

— Sarah

This is a timely debut about friends, family, faith, community, and the Black experience on the South Side of Chicago. It's told from several different perspectives, but the voices I loved most were those of the bold, unapologetic women trying to piece together their families' pasts so they can take control of their own futures.

— Sarah

This is a timely debut about friends, family, faith, community, and the Black experience on the South Side of Chicago. It's told from several different perspectives, but the voices I loved most were those of the bold, unapologetic women trying to piece together their families' pasts so they can take control of their own futures.

— Sarah

This is a timely debut about friends, family, faith, community, and the Black experience on the South Side of Chicago. It's told from several different perspectives, but the voices I loved most were those of the bold, unapologetic women trying to piece together their families' pasts so they can take control of their own futures.

— Sarah

Description


Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Ms. Magazine, USA Today Book Riot, The Rumpus, Library Journal, PureWow, The Every Girl, Parade and more.

"Forever and to the end. That's what they say instead of I love you."

When Ruby King's mother is found murdered in their home in Chicago's South Side, the police dismiss it as another act of violence in a black neighborhood. But for Ruby, it's a devastating loss that leaves her on her own with her violent father. While she receives many condolences, her best friend, Layla, is the only one who understands how this puts Ruby in jeopardy.

Their closeness is tested when Layla's father, the pastor of their church, demands that Layla stay away. But what is the price for turning a blind eye? In a relentless quest to save Ruby, Layla uncovers the murky loyalties and dangerous secrets that have bound their families together for generations. Only by facing this legacy of trauma head-on will Ruby be able to break free.

An unforgettable debut novel, Saving Ruby King is a powerful testament that history doesn't determine the present and the bonds of friendship can forever shape the future.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780778305095
ISBN-10: 0778305090
Publisher: Park Row
Publication Date: June 16th, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English