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User Review  - jeff1124 - LibraryThing

Calico Joe is the story of a boy whose father pitches for the New York Mets. It is also the story of the short and tragic career of "Calico Joe", a young Chicago Cubs player. If you love baseball and ... Read full review

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User Review  - TigerLMS - LibraryThing

Joe Castle was a rookie phenom in late 1973 for the Chicago Cubs. A native of Calico Rock, Arkansas, Castle was called up to the bigs from double-A ball when two big leaguers got hurt. Castle starts ... Read full review

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User Review  - NeedMoreShelves - LibraryThing

Who knew John Grisham could get me to care about baseball? This novel made me actually interested in the game, which is ia feat. I found Joe's story quite compelling, and thought this was the best Grisham I've read in years. Read full review

Review: Calico Joe

User Review  - Toni Osborne - Goodreads

"Calico Joe" is a breezy little novel coming just under 200 pages , it is the first-person account of a fictionalized beaning of a Chicago Cubs prodigy by the name of Joe Castle, from Calico Rock ... Read full review

Review: Calico Joe

User Review  - Larry - Goodreads

Grisham's short baseball novel is a pleasant read, but it's not hard to see where it's going from the beginning. Paul Tracey, the narrator, is the son of a resentful, underachieving major league ... Read full review

Review: Calico Joe

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

I went into this book prepared to not like it. I was pleasantly surprised. The book does not overly focus on baseball, but rather sues it as a back drop to a family story. The writing was excellent and reminded why I liked Grisham's earlier novels. Read full review

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User Review  - Cubbyfan99 - LibraryThing

If you like baseball this s a very fun quick read. Very enjoyable. Read full review

Review: Calico Joe

User Review  - James Schmidt - Goodreads

I received this book as a gift from my brother for Christmas...he had told me about it when we saw each other at our grandfather's funeral last August...quite fitting, actually...our grandfather was a ... Read full review

Review: Calico Joe

User Review  - Kevin Hemphill - Goodreads

A great baseball story! The characters were great and Grisham brought them to life with real emotions. Read full review

Review: Calico Joe

User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

The Narrator was excellent. John Grisham tells a very good baseball story....too good for me in that the abuse was hard to listen to. Read full review


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