Diamond Ruby

A Novel
Product Number: EB00576285
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439166314
Publisher: Atria Books
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Description

Seventeen-year-old Ruby Thomas, newly responsible for her two young nieces after a devastating tragedy, is determined to keep her family safe in the vast, swirling world of 1920s New York City. She's got street smarts, boundless determination, and one unusual skill: the ability to throw a ball as hard as the greatest pitchers in a baseball-mad city. From Coney Island sideshows to the brand-new Yankee Stadium, Diamond Ruby chronicles the extraordinary life and times of a girl who rises from utter poverty to the kind of renown only the Roaring Twenties can bestow. But her fame comes with a price, and Ruby must escape a deadly web of conspiracy and threats from Prohibition rumrunners, the Ku Klux Klan, and the gangster underworld. Diamond Ruby "is the exciting tale of a forgotten piece of baseball's heritage, a girl who could throw with the best of them. A real page-turner, based closely on a true story" (Kevin Baker, author of Strivers Row).

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Author(s): Joseph Wallace
Original Publish Date: May 04, 2010

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Author(s): Joseph Wallace
Narrator(s): Lorna Raver
Product Number Z100097621
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483066905

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