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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User Review  - labdaddy4 - LibraryThing

Not one of Grisham's best. Admittedly, it was odd to have the primary character be female - but overall the story was a bit weak - it just did not "grab" me like most of his have done. Seem like the author is running a bit hot & cold lately. Read full review

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User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

A baseball story by John Grisham...who knew? Grisham did a great job with the baseball characters, interweaving actual ball players from the time. The story is really about family and relationships ... 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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