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Saving Ruby King


Summary: 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.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0778305090
  • ISBN: 9780778305095
  • Physical Description: 312 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Park Row Books, [2020]
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 1 / 5.0
    • Top Circs: 1 / 5.0
Subject: Young women Fiction
Female friendship Fiction
Fathers and daughters Fiction
Family secrets Fiction
Children of clergy Fiction
African American women Fiction
Abused children Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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  • 36 / 38 copies available at PINES (Show)
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