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Catherine Adel West in Conversation with M Shelly Conner

2020-06-18 12:00:00 2020-06-18 13:00:00 America/Chicago Catherine Adel West in Conversation with M Shelly Conner Main Library

Thursday, June 18
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-06-18 12:00:00 2020-06-18 13:00:00 America/Chicago Catherine Adel West in Conversation with M Shelly Conner A MIDWEST ADDRESS Author Literary Lunchbreak Zoom Event, co-sponsored with Bookends & Beginnings. Author Catherine Adel West in Conversation with M Shelly Conner: SAVING RUBY KING. Main Library

A MIDWEST ADDRESS Author Literary Lunchbreak Zoom Event, co-sponsored with Bookends & Beginnings. Author Catherine Adel West in Conversation with M Shelly Conner: SAVING RUBY KING.

About the Novel:

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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Catherine Adel West is a writer/editor living on the South Side of Chicago. Her experience as a black woman shapes every aspect of her writing and she is sure to be a voice for many women. Her work has been published in Black Fox Literary Magazine, Five2One, Better than Starbucks, Doors Ajar, 805 Lit + Art, The Helix Magazine, Lunch Ticket, and most recently Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal. Saving Ruby King is her debut novel.

M. Shelly Conner, Ph.D is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas. She writes and vlogs about dapperqueer aesthetics, self-sustainable living, culture and the spaces in which they intersect. Follow her blog about travel, culture and food through a queer womanist of color lens at DapperVista.com. Her debut novel everyman will be released in Spring 2021 (Blackstone Publishing).

For other Literary Lunchbreak Author Events Visit: https://www.bookendsandbeginnings.com/event

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Authors & Book Discussions |

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