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Calico Joe - John Grisham
Calico Joe
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“Grisham knocks it out of the park.”—The Washington Post   It’s the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to... show more
“Grisham knocks it out of the park.”—The Washington Post   It’s the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shatters all rookie records. Calico Joe quickly becomes the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing New York Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faces Calico Joe, Paul is in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his dad. Then Warren throws a fastball that will change their lives forever.   #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   “An enjoyable, heartwarming read that’s not just for baseball fans.”—USA Today   “Grisham has hit a home run. . . . Calico Joe is a great read, a lyrical ode to baseball, small-town America, youthful innocence and a young boy’s search for heroes.”—The Buffalo News   “[A] pleasure . . . Suffice to say [Grisham] knows his way around the ballpark as well as he does a courtroom.”—The Washington TimesIncludes an excerpt of John Grisham’s The Racketeer
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345541338 (0345541332)
ASIN: 345541332
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it
4.5 Calico Joe
A phone call, a father who is dying. The family is broken and will never be completely healed. The father had been an abusive father and husband and when the wife finally gets it together to take the children away, the damage is done. The father has little to anything to do with the children and the...
Something to Ponder
Something to Ponder rated it
2.0 Calico Joe
It started off in a way that was hard to connect with, as it was not the traditional Grisham book. As I continental to read, I felt more engaged. The ending was predictable, yet pleasing.
Toni
Toni rated it
4.0 "Calico Joe", by John Grisham
"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 , Ark. The story is narrated by Paul Tracey, son of Warren, the head-hunting power pitcher for the New Y...
arturoschodzinski
arturoschodzinski rated it
3.0 Calico Joe
Całkiem ciekawa książka, choć odstaje znacznie od innych dzieł Autora.
Rewillard
Rewillard rated it
“Grisham knocks it out of the park.”—The Washington Post   It’s the summer of 1973, and Joe Castle is the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone has ever seen. The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas, dazzles Chicago Cubs fans as he hits home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to th...
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