Calico Joe Book
Score: 3
From 491 Ratings

Calico Joe


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2012-04-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385536080

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Calico Joe Book Description :

“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 Times Includes an excerpt of John Grisham’s The Racketeer

Calico Joe Book
Score: 3.5
From 75 Ratings

Calico Joe


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2012-04-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444744675

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Calico Joe Book Description :

Thirty years have passed since eleven-year-old Paul Tracy watched his troubled father, Warren, a pitcher for the New York Mets, clash with his childhood hero, the Cubs' golden-boy Joe Castle, in a contest from which no winners emerged. Now the news that his father is dying brings the memory of that day flooding back. Deciding that it's time to face up to what really happened on that baseball field in 1973, father and son make their way to Calico Rock, Arkansas, where either redemption or rejection awaits them.

Calico Joe Book
Score: 4
From 55 Ratings

Calico Joe


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-04-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444744675

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Calico Joe Book Description :

'No one does it better than Grisham' - Telegraph A father's guilt. A son's redemption. Thirty years have passed since eleven-year-old Paul Tracy watched his troubled father, Warren, a pitcher for the New York Mets, clash with his childhood hero, the Cubs' golden-boy Joe Castle, in a contest from which no winners emerged. Now the news that his father is dying brings the memory of that day flooding back. Deciding that it's time to face up to what really happened on that baseball field in 1973, father and son make their way to Calico Rock, Arkansas, where either redemption or rejection awaits them. ************ THE INNOCENT MAN by John Grisham is now a major six-part documentary series on Netflix ************ What readers are saying about CALICO JOE 'Hooked from start to finish' - 5 STARS 'Riveting' - 5 STARS 'A delicious meal of a book!' - 5 STARS

Pete the Cat and Calico Joe Book

Pete the Cat and Calico Joe


  • Author : Bob Battersby
  • Publisher : Liferich
  • Release Date : 2014-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 1489703039

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Pete the Cat and Calico Joe Book Description :

This is a story of Pete the Cat who finds love, friendship, conflict, and parenting responsibilities just outside his back garden. Pete the Cat is a well cared for, stay at home, indoor/outdoor cat who ventures into the outside world. He finds the world outside is populated by molly cats and toms of all size and description. He meets with and finesses his way out of a battle with an older battle-scarred tom and finds friendship and love among the neighborhood clowder. He meets and romances Miss Jelly Bean, a very attractive tabby. No sooner do they mate and produce a fine, robust litter than Pete makes a fateful trip to the vet, whereupon his return he finds his attraction for the opposite sex is severely diminished and he bonds with another tom whose interest in attractive females is but a distant memory.

Playing for Pizza Book
Score: 3.5
From 121 Ratings

Playing for Pizza


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2010-03-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307576118

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Playing for Pizza Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Rick Dockery is the third-string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. In the AFC Championship game, to the surprise and dismay of virtually everyone, Rick actually gets into the game. With a seventeen-point lead and just minutes to go, Rick provides what is arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL. Overnight, he becomes a national laughingstock—and is immediately cut by the Browns and shunned by all other teams. But all Rick knows is football, and he insists that his agent find a team that needs him. Against enormous odds, Rick finally gets a job—as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. And now they’ve got Rick, who knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is) and doesn’t speak a word of Italian. To say that Italy—the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and football americano—holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators.

Bleachers Book
Score: 3
From 38 Ratings

Bleachers


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2011-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345532039

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Bleachers Book Description :

Presents a novel about high school football in a small Texas town, a place in which football has become a religion.

The Litigators Book
Score: 3.5
From 90 Ratings

The Litigators


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345536884

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The Litigators Book Description :

The best-selling author of The Confession and The Appeal presents a latest legal thriller in which high-stakes courtroom tensions lead up to an explosive, unorthodox conclusion. A best-selling novel. Reprint.

The Might Have Been Book
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

The Might Have Been


  • Author : Joseph M. Schuster
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345530264

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The Might Have Been Book Description :

Hoping to achieve a lifelong goal when he is called up to the major leagues after 10 years in the minors, Edward Everett Yates makes a risky play that results in a devastating injury and is unable to pursue a life without baseball as the years progress. A first novel.

The Street Lawyer Book
Score: 4
From 44 Ratings

The Street Lawyer


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2010-03-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307576088

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The Street Lawyer Book Description :

He gave up the money. He gave up the power. Now all he has left is the law. Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone. A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm's plush offices. When it is all over, the man's blood is splattered on Michael's face--and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable. Rediscovering a conscience he lost long ago, Michael is leaving the big time for the streets where his attacker once lived--and where society's powerless need an advocate for justice. But there's one break Michael can't make: from a secret that has floated up from the depths of Drake & Sweeney, from a confidential file that is now in Michael's hands, and from a conspiracy that has already taken lives. Now Michael's former partners are about to become his bitter enemies. Because to them, Michael Brock is the most dangerous man on the streets....

Ford County Book
Score: 4
From 49 Ratings

Ford County


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Mississippi
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780099545781

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Ford County Book Description :

Ford County. The heart of the American deep South. A place of harsh beauty, of broken dreams and final wishes. From legendary legal thriller author John Grisham comes a unique collection of stories connected by the life and crimes of Ford County. From a hard-drinking, downtrodden divorce lawyer looking for pay-dirt, to a manipulative death row inmate with one last plea, FordCountyfeatures a vivid cast of attorneys, crooks, hustlers, and convicts. From their stories emerges a rich picture of lives lived and lost in Mississippi. Completely gripping, frequently moving and always entertaining, FordCountybrims with the same page-turning quality and heart-stopping drama of his previous bestsellers.

The Cypress House Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

The Cypress House


  • Author : Michael Koryta
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2011-01-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 0316123196

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The Cypress House Book Description :

A journey to Florida's coast becomes an inescapable nightmare in the newest supernatural thriller from international bestseller Michael Koryta. Arlen Wagner has seen it in men before--a trace of smoke in their eyes that promises imminent death. He is never wrong. When Arlen awakens on a train one hot Florida night and sees death's telltale sign in the eyes of his fellow passengers, he tries to warn them. Only 19-year-old Paul Brickhill believes him, and the two abandon the train, hoping to escape certain death. They continue south, but soon are stranded at the Cypress House--an isolated Gulf Coast boarding house run by the beautiful Rebecca Cady--directly in the path of an approaching hurricane. The storm isn't the only approaching danger, though. A much deadlier force controls the county and everyone living in it, and Arlen wants out--fast. But Paul refuses to abandon Rebecca to face the threats alone, even though Arlen's eerie gift warns that if they stay too long they may never leave. From its chilling beginning to terrifying end, The Cypress House is a story of relentless suspense from "one of the best of the best" (Michael Connelly).

Stumptown Kid Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Stumptown Kid


  • Author : Carol Gorman
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-10-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497694408

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Stumptown Kid Book Description :

This dramatic and moving story set in the days of the Negro Leagues illustrates the true meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism Twelve-year-old Charlie Nebraska wants two things he can’t get: to make the local Wildcats Baseball team and to have life to return to the way it was before his father died two years earlier in the Korean War. Then Charlie meets Luther Peale, a stranger who quietly and mysteriously arrives in the small town of Holden, Iowa, and sets up camp near the river. Luther is a former Negro Baseball League player, and Charlie loves baseball. The two strike up a friendship and Luther agrees to coach Charlie’s fledgling neighborhood baseball team for a game against the Wildcats. But many of Holden’s white residents are suspicious of Luther because of his skin color. And when Charlie inadvertently reveals a secret of Luther’s, violence erupts in the town and both Luther and Charlie are drawn into serious danger. Authors Carol Gorman and Ron J. Findley have created two highly memorable, emotionally complex characters in this dramatic story that illustrates the meanings of friendship, prejudice, and heroism.

The Wall of Doom  Creature Campers Book 3  Book

The Wall of Doom Creature Campers Book 3


  • Author : Joe McGee
  • Publisher : Creature Campers
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 1524860905

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The Wall of Doom Creature Campers Book 3 Book Description :

In Book 3, the Creature Campers will have to work together to conquer their biggest challenge yet: the Camp Moonlight obstacle course . . . of DOOM! Norm, Oliver, Hazel, and Wisp will have to cross the monkey bars without landing in the ooey, gooey mud, crawl on their bellies through a tire tunnel, and climb a towering challenge known as The Wall--all while blindfolded! As the campers take turns leading, they learn that sometimes it's good to be small, and sometimes it's good to be tall, but it's always good to face a challenge with friends who cheer you on with every step, hop, stride, or wing flutter. And a little unexpected help when you need it most never hurts, either!

Hatching Twitter Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Hatching Twitter


  • Author : Nick Bilton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101605233

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Hatching Twitter Book Description :

The dramatic, unlikely story behind the founding of Twitter, by New York Times bestselling author and Vanity Fair special correspondent The San Francisco-based technology company Twitter has become a powerful force in less than ten years. Today it’s everything from a tool for fighting political oppression in the Middle East to a marketing must-have to the world’s living room during live TV events to President Trump’s preferred method of communication. It has hundreds of millions of active users all over the world. But few people know that it nearly fell to pieces early on. In this rousing history that reads like a novel, Hatching Twitter takes readers behind the scenes of Twitter’s early exponential growth, following the four hackers—Ev Williams, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass, who created the cultural juggernaut practically by accident. It’s a drama of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles over money, influence, and control over a company that was growing faster than they could ever imagine. Drawing on hundreds of sources, documents, and internal e-mails, Bilton offers a rarely-seen glimpse of the inner workings of technology startups, venture capital, and Silicon Valley culture.

The Summons Book
Score: 3
From 31 Ratings

The Summons


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2012-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345531988

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The Summons Book Description :

Ray Atlee and his brother, Forrest, receive a letter from their father, a reclusive, retired judge, instructing them to return home to Clanton, Mississippi, to discuss his estate, but the judge dies before his sons arrive, leaving behind a secret known only to Ray. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Heart of Darkness Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Heart of Darkness


  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9783736800830

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Heart of Darkness Book Description :

Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land." In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr. Kurtz. The story is a complex exploration of the attitudes people hold on what constitutes a barbarian versus a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that were part and parcel of European imperialism. Originally published as a three-part serial story, in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness one of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.

Capture the Flag Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Capture the Flag


  • Author : Kate Messner
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-07-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545443135

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Capture the Flag Book Description :

Three kids get caught up in an adventure of historic proportions! Anna, José, and Henry are complete strangers with more in common than they realize. Snowed in together at a chaotic Washington D.C. airport, they encounter a mysterious tattooed man, a flamboyant politician, and a rambunctious poodle named for an ancient king. Even stranger, news stations everywhere have announced that the famous flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" has been stolen! Anna, certain that the culprits must be snowed in too, recruits Henry and José to help catch the thieves and bring them to justice. But when accusations start flying, they soon realize there's more than justice at stake. As the snow starts clearing, Anna, José, and Henry find themselves in a race against time (and the weather!) to prevent the loss of an American treasure.

Only a Game Book

Only a Game


  • Author : Bill Littlefield
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 10 : 9780803260016

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Only a Game Book Description :

It?s only a game, Bill Littlefield?s National Public Radio program tells us, trying to keep sports in perspective. And for all the deadly serious perspectives of sports commentators and fans, Littlefield?s is perhaps the most realistic. It is certainly the most entertaining. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, Littlefield?s take on the games people play is as refreshing as it is enlightening. From baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett?s untimely death, to pickup soccer games among misfit high-schoolers, to the most obscure nicknames and unusual mascots in college sports, the book collects memorable commentaries from Littlefield?s popular NPR sports show as well as never-before-published essays. No matter the topic, Littlefield illuminates the dark corners and unlikely angles of sports with wry good humor and a lightly worn expertise that lets nothing pass.

Shoeless Joe   Me Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Shoeless Joe Me


  • Author : Dan Gutman
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 0061973564

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Shoeless Joe Me Book Description :

When Joe Stoshack hears about Shoeless Joe Jackson -- and the gambling scandal that destroyed the star player's career -- he knows what he has to do. If he travels back in time with a 1919 baseball card in his hand, he just might be able to prevent the infamous Black Sox Scandal from ever taking place. And if he could do that, Shoeless Joe Jackson would finally take his rightful place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. But can Stosh prevent that tempting envelope full of money from making its way to Shoeless Joe's hotel room before the big game?

Daniel Half Human Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Daniel Half Human


  • Author : David Chotjewitz
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2004-10-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9780689857478

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Daniel Half Human Book Description :

Young Daniel Kraushaar and his friends dream of joining the Hitler Youth in 1930s Germany, but when Daniel learns his mother is Jewish his connections to the Nazis will have fateful consequences.