Calico Joe

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Hodder & Stoughton, Apr 10, 2012 - Fiction - 224 pages
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An unforgettable novel about childhood, family, conflict and guilt from America's greatest storyteller John Grisham.

Thirty years have passed since eleven-year-old Paul Tracy watched his troubled father, Warren, a pitcher for the New York Mets, clash with his childhood hero, the Cubs' golden-boy Joe Castle, in a contest from which no winners emerged.

Now the news that his father is dying brings the memory of that day flooding back. Deciding that it's time to face up to what really happened on that baseball field in 1973, father and son make their way to Calico Rock, Arkansas, where either redemption or rejection awaits them.

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I'm really glad I read this! A nice story about the meteoric rise and fall of a baseball player in 1973. Though Joe is fictional, a great deal of his world, especially the players, are real and this ... Read full review

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Very interesting. I'm a Cub fan and remember well the 1973 season. Plus, I was about the same age as the point-of-view character, so it was interesting the way Grisham worked his story into that season. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

John Grisham is the author of twenty-eight novels, a collection of short stories, one work of non-fiction, and five books for young readers. His works are translated into forty-two languages. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.

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