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Diamond Ruby

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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).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 27.94mm | 385.55g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 1439160058
  • 9781439160053
  • 2,033,162

Review quote

"Diamond Ruby is a gem! Moving, fascinating, and ultimately exhilarating.
I loved it!" --S. J. Rozan, Edgar Award-winning author of The Shanghai Moon
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Rating details

664 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 28% (187)
4 43% (285)
3 24% (159)
2 4% (25)
1 1% (8)
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