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Saving Ruby King

(2020)
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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.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Told with teeth and tenderness, SAVING RUBY KING is a surprising, pedal-down debut that explores what happens when the fabrics of family, faith, and friendship snag on violent machinations of the heart. Redemption and survival share a pew with reckoning and hope here, all tangled up with the ties that bind. Catherine Adel West gifts us Chicago, the black church, and a choir of flawed, wonderfully complicated characters who flash fresh with every turn of the page, who stand against the wind, who won't go down without a fight." - Leesa Cross-Smith

"What an astonishing book. Catherine Adel West breathes life into violence and mayhem like a poet on a new day. These are the stories we need to hear: voices of hope in a wilderness of pain." - Rene Denfeld


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Hardback Editions

September 2020 : USA Library Binding

Title: Saving Ruby King
Author(s): Catherine Adel West
ISBN: 1-4328-8202-3 / 978-1-4328-8202-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2020 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Saving Ruby King: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Adel West
ISBN: 0-7783-0509-0 / 978-0-7783-0509-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Park Row
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Paperback Editions

June 2021 : Canada Paperback

Title: Saving Ruby King: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Adel West
ISBN: 0-7783-8802-6 / 978-0-7783-8802-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Park Row
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Audio Editions

June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Saving Ruby King
Author(s): Catherine Adel West
ISBN: 1-09-410426-4 / 978-1-09-410426-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Saving Ruby King
Author(s): Catherine Adel West
ISBN: 1-09-410425-6 / 978-1-09-410425-6
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Saving Ruby King: Library Edition
Author(s): Catherine Adel West
ISBN: 1-09-410424-8 / 978-1-09-410424-9
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Saving Ruby King: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Adel West
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
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June 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Saving Ruby King: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Adel West
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Saving Ruby King: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Adel West
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Saving Ruby King: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Adel West
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Saving Ruby King: A Novel
Author(s): Catherine Adel West
Publisher: Park Row
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU