Former library audio book. Will have library markings and stickers and possibly no inserts. Plays perfectly. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 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 the author of The Autobiography of Baseball, The Baseball Anthology, and World Series: An Opinionated Chronicle, as well as A Gathering of Wonders: Behind the Scenes at the American Museum of Natural History. He lives with his family in New York City.
Title: Diamond Ruby: A Novel (Library Edition)
Binding: No binding
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2010. CMD. Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.75x7.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1441763147