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Calico Joe

by Grisham, John.

Format: Book on CD 2012
Availability: Available at 21 Libraries 23 of 29 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Audio Visual CD Gri
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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CLP - Brookline Audiovisual Collection CD Grisham
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Audio Visual CDBK FIC GRI
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Monroeville Public Library Audio CD GRISHAM John Unabridged
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Moon Township Public Library Audiovisual CDB GRISHAM John 1421
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Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC GRISHAM (COMPACT DISC)
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD GRI
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Audio CDB Grisham
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Audio CDB Grisham
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Plum Community Library Adult Audio CD GRI
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Sewickley Public Library AV - Audiobooks CD F GRI
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD GRISHAM [B-O-CD]
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks GRISHAM John
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Western Allegheny Community Library Audiovisual CDBOOK GRISHAM
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Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ABOCD Grisham
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Summary
The careers of a golden-boy rookie hitter for the Cubs and a hard-hitting Mets pitcher take very different paths.
A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball...
 
 
Whatever happened to Calico Joe?
 
     It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first, so they reached down to their AA club in Midland, Texas, and called up a twenty-one-year-old named Joe Castle. He was the hottest player in AA and creating a buzz.
 
In the summer of 1973 Joe Castle was the boy wonder of baseball, the greatest rookie anyone had ever seen.  The kid from Calico Rock, Arkansas dazzled Cub fans as he hit home run after home run, politely tipping his hat to the crowd as he shattered all rookie records.
 
Calico Joe quickly became the idol of every baseball fan in America, including Paul Tracey, the young son of a hard-partying and hard-throwing Mets pitcher. On the day that Warren Tracey finally faced Calico Joe, Paul was in the stands, rooting for his idol but also for his Dad. Then Warren threw a fastball that would change their lives forever...
 
In John Grisham's new novel the baseball is thrilling, but it's what happens off the field that makes CALICO JOE a classic.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A major change of pace from megaseller Grisham. Joe Castle, from Calico Rock, Arkansas, took the baseball world by storm in 1973. He homered in his first three major league at bats for the Chicago Cubs. Two months later, he was still hitting more than .500. Then, in his next at bat after homering off Warren Tracey, a surly journeyman pitcher, Tracey drilled a fastball at Joe's head. The damage was severe. Joe's right eye socket was destroyed, and he never played again, retreating back to Calico Rock, far from the public eye. Tracey soon retired from the Mets and drifted into booze and a succession of ex-wives. Thirty years later, Tracey's estranged son, Paul, on learning of his father's impending death from cancer, tries to bring Warren Tracey and Joe Castle together. His motive? Closure. But perhaps, more than anything, Paul needs to see his father do one decent thing in a life filled with regrets and bad behavior. Grisham, of course, is known for his courtroom thrillers but has long harbored a desire to write a baseball novel. Inspired by the real-life story of Yankee pitcher Carl Mays, whose fastball struck and killed Cleveland shortstop Roy Chapman in 1920, Grisham tells his own version of a hit-batsman tragedy, but Paul, the narrator, is curiously deadpan given the highly charged emotions at play. The end result is a solid baseball story but one that never delivers the emotional payoff readers will expect. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The name Grisham and a 1,000,000-copy first printing say it all.--Lukowsky, Wes Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In his latest, Grisham takes another break from blockbuster legal suspense to explore the world of athletics. Decades after the fact, Paul Tracey looks back on the fateful events of the summer of 1973 involving his drunken and abusive father, Warren-a pitcher for the New York Mets-and a red-hot Chicago Cubs rookie nicknamed Calico Joe. Narrator Eric Singer portrays both Joe and Warren-the former innocent and earnest, the latter a bully-with energy and passion. The narrator lends Arkansan Joe an accent and cadence that are equal parts aw-sucks nonchalance and deer-in-the headlights wonder. In his portrayal of Warren, Singer effectively channels the character's vitriol both on and off the field; the scenes involving Warren's abusive coaching sessions with young Paul pack a particularly powerful emotional punch. Singer's rendering of the labored speech of an aging Joe in the later portion of the book may seem heavy-handed in some respects, but remains compelling nonetheless. A Doubleday hardcover. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Baseball players -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Forgiveness -- Fiction.
Redemption -- Fiction.
Baseball stories.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Random House Audio,2012
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Singer, Erik.
Random House Audio Publishing.
Participants/Performers Read by Erik Singer.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 4 audio discs (4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780449011003
0449011003
9780449011027
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