Podcast Shownotes

[83] Catherine Adel West, author of Saving Ruby King

“Equality is not exclusive to a group. Neither is it one particular group’s responsibility to carry the torch for everyone else.” – Catherine Adel West

Catherine Adel West is an editor living and working in Chicago. She graduated with both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana. Her work is published in Black Fox, Five2One, Better than Starbucks, Doors Ajar, 805 Lit + Art, The Helix Magazine, Lunch Ticket and Gay Magazine. Saving Ruby King is her first novel.


Connect with Catherine on her website, Twitter, and Instagram.

Catherine’s book recommendations:

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The Chiffon Trenches by André Leon Talley

Kindred and Fledgling by Octavia Butler

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

Also mentioned: All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, But Some of us Are Brave: Black Women’s Studies by Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull, Patricia Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: feminist thrillers, contemporary literary fiction, short stories, and anything that might be described as "irreverent"


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