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Diamond Ruby

Joseph E. Wallace

Diamond Ruby

a novel

by Joseph E. Wallace

  • 274 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Touchstone Books in New York .
Written in English


About the Edition

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.

Edition Notes

StatementJoseph Wallace
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.W15675 Di 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination462 p. ;
Number of Pages462
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24407733M
ISBN 109781439160053, 9781439166314
LC Control Number2009021565

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