Virtual Author Event: Catherine Adel West and Maisy Card in Conversation
Tuesday August 18 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Looking to read more books written by women of color to your bookshelves? Looking to consume more stories with Black characters and narratives? Here are two powerful debut novels to add to your to-read pile this summer!
Two powerhouse debut novelists, two phenomenal novels, one summer ripe for reading them both. Take the time to read These Ghosts are Family and Saving Ruby King, then join us for a conversation between the two authors!
Named a Most Anticipated Book for 2020 and praised as an ambitious, keenly observant novel by Publishers Weekly, Saving Ruby King is an
epic, enthralling story set in the South Side of Chicago of a young woman determined to protect her best friend and a deadly secret that threatens to undermine both of their families.
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 means she’ll be living alone with her violent father. The only person who understands the gravity of her situation is Ruby’s best friend Layla. 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? A crucial pilgrimage through the racially divided landscape of Chicago, Saving Ruby King explores the ways in which history doesn't determine the present and how the bonds of friendship can forever shape the future.