Ruby Tuesday by Jennifer Anne Kogler

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Plenty of girls have trouble relating to their parents. Few have to turn to a dictionary for help. Ruby Tuesday Sweet keeps a battered webster's by her side -- but when her dad tunes in to eight baseball games at a time on his wall of TVs, his talk of parlays and chalks and spreads keeps Ruby mystified. Then the Dodgers win the World Series, Ruby Tuesday's dad wins a bet, and his bookie is murdered. Ruby finds herself on the run to Las Vegas with her long-lost rock-and-roll mom in a race against the thugs who want Mr. Sweet's winning ticket.

A rare breakthrough novel, Ruby Tuesday is the story of a gambling father, a card-shark grandmother, and a family of women inhabiting a Vegas casino. At the center of it all is the girl who never noticed they were different.


About Jennifer Anne Kogler

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Jennifer Anne Kogler is the author of The Otherworldlies, Ruby Tuesday, and the upcoming The Death Catchers. Born and raised in California, she has a twin brother who is a minute older but, according to Jennifer, acts ten years younger. She is a graduate of Princeton University and attends Stanford Law School.
Published April 1, 2005 by HarperCollins. 320 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books. Fiction

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When her father’s friend (and bookie) Larry is found murdered, however, Ruby begins to piece together these puzzles on a road trip she and her mother take to Las Vegas to spend some time with her bourbon-soaked grandmother, who lives in a casino with an iguana named Twenty-One.

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Ruby's mostly absent mother whisks Ruby away to Las Vegas where they meet up with Nana Sue, Hollis's card-shark mother, who lives in a hotel with her pet iguana Twenty-one, knocking back bourbon.

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When his bookie turns up dead and he becomes a suspect, Ruby's mother Darlene is called in to take Ruby away until things cool down.

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