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The author of scores of best-selling legal thrillers, John Grisham offers readers a very different kind of read with CALICO JOE. Here, the only law in question is the that of the baseball field, and the drama driving the narrative is between a father and a son. Joe Castle was a promising young player on a Texas AA team when a series of major-league injuries catapulted him into the spotlight. Starting with the Chicago Cubs, he soon became one of the most beloved players in the sport. Even Paul Tracey, whose father is the hard-living pitcher for the New York Mets, has deep respect for Joe. The tension between a father and a son and the on-field competition of major league sports collide in Grisham's moving novel.
?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
Number of Pages: 262
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Dell Pub Co
Author: John Grisham
Street Date: March 26, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-8958
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