This month, the Cupertino Library Adult Book Discussion Group will discuss Diamond Ruby: A Novel by Joseph Wallace at its meeting on Thursday, October 18th at 7 p.m.
The novel blends fiction with a sports biography concerning the life of Ruby Lee Thomas, a young Jewish woman living in New York in the early 1920’s.
While still a teenager, Ruby is left the guardian of her two young nieces after their family is devastated by the Influenza epidemic of 1918. The three do not fare well until Ruby discovers she can support them as a baseball pitcher at carnivals. This earns her the name Diamond Ruby, the opposition of the Ku Klux Klan, and the admiration of the young Babe Ruth.
The Cupertino Library Adult Book Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday evening of each month in the Library Story Room at 7 p.m. Adults of all ages are welcome. All meetings are sponsored by the Friends of the Cupertino Library. Next month’s selection will be The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler. You can pick up a copy at this month’s meeting, or at the Cupertino Adult Reference Desk starting October 19th.