Calico Joe. August 6, A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball. Join the John Grisham Mailing List. Sign up to get breaking news, exclusive content and thrilling offers. Please enter a valid email address. By clicking subscribe. John Grisham’s legal thrillers are dense and hefty, full of twists and turns and tension. His latest novel, “Calico Joe,” is not like that at all.

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I like how he dealt with Warren, matter cslico fact and not caring about him, because really he doesn’t deserve it. It alternates between the summer of and present time and is a story about baseball fans and players, fathers and sons, redemption and forgiveness.

Share your thoughts with other customers. This time around, it was a bestseller. Baseball lovers everywhere will have to love Joe and identify with his hero quality, his quiet humility, and his amazing success, especially today because we are in the era of the great football player Calido and the basketball whiz kid, Jeremy Lin.

View all 5 comments. I really liked the dual time periods in the book, the start of Calico Joe’s red hot career, his down to earth attit I feel like I should preface this review by saying that I don’t like baseball, in fact I think I would rather watch paint dry, it is just as exciting.


Paul Tracey receives a phone call from his father’s current wife that his fathe The blurb on the front of the book reads the great American storyteller meets jod national pastime.

Apr 29, Jay Connor rated it it was amazing. But it, too, uses America’s national pastime to search for moral and cultural truths. Needless to say, we do not get together at Christmas and exchange gifts by the fire. Then, a couple of years ago, Grisham read a grksham about Ray Chapman, a baseball player who was killed by getting hit with a fast pitch. Warren also abuses his family, drinks and chases women. My husband is a life long Cubs fan and I pulled him right in with the story of Calico Joe.

His current wife–she’s either number five or number six–eventually called and, after reintroducing herself, passed along the barest of details about the tumor and its related issues. He has burned most of the bridges in his life, but there is one rather substantial piece of unfinished business that he has to deal with before he dies.

It’s a small book so doesn’t take very long. John Grisham has hit this one out of the park.

I started calling him Warren when I was in grieham because he was more of a person, a stranger, than a father. This is so much more than a book about baseball.

I am glad I finally picked up Calico Joe and rediscovered John Grisham and am looking forward to reading and rereading more of his books. Castle starts his career with home runs in his first three Major League Baseball at bats as well as hits in his first 15 plate appearances and je able to keep his batting average over.

My heart broke for him in the past, his knowledge of what was going to happen, and then having to live with it. Then again, in real life we get plea bargains rather than trials, let alone dramatic trials replete with jury tampering and the various other riveting subplots necessary to bestsellers. Grisham took time off from writing for several months in to return, after a five-year hiatus, to the courtroom. The fantasy Grisham creates, coupled with some real historic events, make this little charmer a page turner.


I really like the good and innocent Joe versus the bad and malicious Warren told through the eyes of a 11 year old boy obsessed with baseball. All is going well for Castle and the Grisam until they ggrisham the hated Mets in New York for a crucial four game series.

Is this appropriate for 13 year olds? Don’t have a Kindle? Preview — Calico Joe by John Grisham. At calio, I felt like I was right there at the game, smelling the hot dogs, and cheering capico time I heard the crack of the bat!

Calico Joe – John Grisham

He doesn’t want to try to mend fences between them, it’s far too late for that, but he would like his hoe to apologize to Calico Joe. In fact, there is a concrete danger of Warren being physically assaulted, should he appear in Calico – the townspeople still angry at what he did to their hero.

Only one player has ever been killed in a game. It was not a long book, so I stayed with it. The ending was great, because really the people that needed the connection to happen were Joe and Paul.