Diamond Ruby

Diamond Ruby

A Novel

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2010
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In early twentieth century Brooklyn, Ruby endures many hardships, including the flu epidemic, the death of family members, and even starvation, until her pitching talents open new opportunities in the changing world of sports for women.

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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).

Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio Books, p2010
ISBN: 9781441763167
Branch Call Number: MP3BK FIC WAL
Characteristics: 1 sound discs (ca. 15 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Raver, Lorna

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