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Wonderful story of fathers, sons, regrets, and forgiveness,
This review is from: Calico Joe (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What's this?)This was really 4 1/2 stars for me. I love baseball and John Grisham's books, so I was not surprised at my response to this book.
Often, young athletes take plenty of sideline coaching from their Dads, and it is not always positive. Paul Tracey had it harder than most as his dad was Warren Tracey, a major league pitcher. When Warren was playing for the Mets, one play involving a rookie will ruin their carreers with one pitch; and not just any rookie, but one that was breaking records from his first at bat in the major leagues, Joe Castle aka Calico Joe.
that one play ruined both careers and this is the story of what happened when the spotlight dimmed. 30 years later, Paul Tracey attempts to re-unite the two players. Will both parties agree to meet? Will the truth be told after all these years? Will forgiveness be withheld or given? Will a father and son finally come to terms with their relationship?
To find out you will have to read this memorable story filled with wonderfully developed characters and love, hate, forgiveness, and redeemation.
It is not just a baseball story.
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 4:35:06 PM PDT
I wholeheartedly agree !!!!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 11:19:26 AM PDT
Dorothy Jones says:
I strongly disagree with you. Until that reviewer said "the beanbal" I was left wondering what could have happened to change their lives. After that, I didn't even want to read it! Some place don't know how to review without giving away major plot points! Shame on Melodie "2kidznus"!!!
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 4:40:51 PM PDT
Please read Mr. Grisham's interview.....beanball is his wording.