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Welcome to the Reader’s Digest Book Club, your trusted friend for stories that will make you laugh, cry, think and feel. We know just how important reading is, and as bona fide bookworms, we’re sharing some of the most-anticipated books of the year with you, our fellow readers. Our monthly picks span genres—from mystery to romance to historical fiction and beyond—but the one thing they all have in common is a story that’s unputdownable.

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This Month’s Pick

What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez

What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jiménez

Twelve years ago, Ruthy Ramirez went missing. And her family hasn’t been the same since. Now it’s 2008, and Mom Dolores is still lost in her grief. Older sister Jessica is juggling a new baby and a demanding career. And youngest sister Nina has returned home from college to find herself in a dead-end job at the mall.

But everything changes when the sisters see Ruthy on TV. Well, maybe Ruthy. The girl on the reality show looks so much like an adult version of their long-lost sister that they hatch a plan to drive to the show’s filming location in search of answers.

Joined by their mother and her friend, the group sets off on an adventure that’ll force the Ramirez women to face the past and finally start living for the future.

What we love:

  • The exploration of family bonds
  • Its four compelling narrators (including Ruthy!)
  • The road trip to a reality show
  • The mix of humor and heart


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Meet the Author

Claire Jiménez

Claire Jiménez is a Puerto Rican writer who grew up in Brooklyn and Staten Island, New York. She is the author of the short story collection Staten Island Stories, which received the 2019 Hornblower Award for a first book from the New York Society Library. Currently, she is an assistant fiction editor at Prairie Schooner. Her fiction, essays and reviews have appeared in Remezcla, Afro-Hispanic Review, PANK, The Rumpus, el roommate, Eater, District Lit, The Toast and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications.

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