Ten Cents A Dance

Ten Cents A Dance

Paperback - 2010
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With her mother ill, it's up to fifteen-year-old Ruby Jacinski to support her family. But in the 1940s, the only opportunities open to a Polish-American girl from Chicago's poor Yards is a job in one of the meat-packing plants. Through a chance meeting with a local tough, Ruby lands a job as a taxi dancer-a girl paid ten cents to dance with any man-and soon becomes an expert in the art of "fishing" as she works her patrons for meals, clothes, even jewelry.
Drawn ever deeper into the world of dance halls, jazz, and the mob, Ruby gradually realizes that the only one who can save her is herself.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2010
ISBN: 9781599904627
1599904624

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KCLSCarrie Aug 03, 2017

Richly detailed historical fiction. Fletcher incorporates the slang and fashion of the time in a way that’s interesting and readable. Even with the detail and the length of the book (almost 400 pages) it was compulsively readable. I stayed up later than I should have more than one night to see what would happen next.

ROCK_N_ROLL_THUGS Nov 03, 2012

I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! it was a bit diffrent form what i was used to reading,but once i stared reading the book i could not put it down. the ending was not how i thought it was going to turn out, and i love that. <3

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ROCK_N_ROLL_THUGS Nov 03, 2012

ROCK_N_ROLL_THUGS thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 20

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