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Diamond Ruby (Digital Audiobook)

A Novel

By Joseph Wallace, Lorna Raver (Narrator)

Publication Date: August 1, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/4/2010)
MP3 CD (11/1/2010)
Compact Disc (11/1/2010)
Compact Disc (11/1/2010)
Audio Cassette (11/1/2010)

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).