Diamond Ruby

By Joseph Wallace
(Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9781439160053, 464pp.)

Publication Date: May 4, 2010

List Price: $16.00*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the May 2010 Indie Next List
“Brooklyn, baseball, prohibition, Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, corrupt cops, Ku Klux Klan, Chicago gangsters--what's not to love, especially in the capable hands of author Joseph Wallace. But the best part is Ruby, the girl with the golden throwing arm. who pitches faster than any man and outwits the ones that get in her way.”
-- Josette King, Books Inc., San Francisco, CA


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).




About the Author
Joseph Wallace is Head of the Department of Personnel & Employment Relations at the University of Limerick. Patrick Gunnigle is Professor of Business Studies at the University of Limerick. He is co-author of Personnel Management in Ireland, Personnel and Human Resource Management and Principles of Organisational Behaviour. Gerard McMahon is Consultant and lecturer in Human Resource Management at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
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