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CALICO JOE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Only one player in Major League Baseball history has been hit and killed by a pitch, but bean ballsóballs thrown near the headóhave ended careers. Grisham's (The Litigators, 2011, etc.) novel imagines the act and its consequences. It's 1973, another magic baseball season. The National League East has six teams contending, among them the traditionally hapless Chicago Cubs, soon jinxed once again ... Read full review

Review: Calico Joe

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Ron Kaplan and Stuart Shiffman

Review #1 by Ron Kaplan John Grisham is highly regarded for his legal thrillers. A TIME TO KILL, THE FIRM, THE PELICAN BRIEF and more than 20 others comprise the main part of his oeuvre. He is also a diehard baseball fan, and CALICO JOE is his longawaited novel reflecting his love for the national pastime. "What gives the novel a legup is the attention to detail in (re)creating the game some 40 ... Read full review

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User Review  - blog_gal - LibraryThing

This book was good, but was not as good as I had expected. It was a slow book and was hard to understand at first, but the plot was somewhat interesting so I kept reading. This was not as good as John ... Read full review

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User Review  - Janet - Goodreads

An excellent story. I am really not a fan of baseball, but I am really glad I pick this book up. A good read for fans of baseball. And for those who just want a good book to read. Read full review

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User Review  - Leonore - Goodreads

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