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Virtual Fit to Be Lit Book Club

Feb 3 @ 3:18 pm

Come join us for a fun and lively discussion of some of today’s best literary fiction!
This month’s selection is Saving Ruby King by Adel West:
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.
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Saving Ruby King is available for free on Hoopla with your library card.
Don’t have a library card but want one? Apply for a digital card here.
Please email Melina Halpin with questions or to register at: melina.halpin@hackensack.bccls.org


February 3, 2023
3:18 pm