Calico Joe Book
Score: 3.5
From 60 Ratings

Calico Joe


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2013-03-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345541338

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Calico Joe Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball… “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.

Calico Joe Book
Score: 3.5
From 60 Ratings

Calico Joe


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2013-03-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345536648

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Calico Joe Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball… “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.

Calico Joe Book
Score: 3
From 495 Ratings

Calico Joe


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2012-04-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385536080

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Calico Joe Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A surprising and moving novel of fathers and sons, forgiveness and redemption, set in the world of Major League Baseball… “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.

Bleachers Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Bleachers


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-12-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345532039

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Bleachers Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. Now, as Coach Rake’s “boys” sit in the bleachers waiting for the dimming field lights to signal his passing, they replay the old games, relive the old glories, and try to decide once and for all whether they love Eddie Rake – or hate him. For Neely Crenshaw, a man who must finally forgive his coach – and himself – before he can get on with his life, the stakes are especially high.

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 : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345530264

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The Might Have Been Excerpt :

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.

Daditude Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Daditude


  • Author : Chris Erskine
  • Publisher : Prospect Park Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-17
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN 10 : 9781945551314

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Daditude Excerpt :

Wise, wry, and witty essays on fatherhood from Chris Erskine, the beloved columnist for the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. “Charming, well written, concise, and to the point. Perfect for anyone who enjoys stories of fatherhood.” — Library Journal Life is never peaceful in Chris Erskine's house, what with the four kids, 300-pound beagle, chronically leaky roof, and long-suffering wife, Posh. And that's exactly the way he likes it, except when he doesn't. Every week in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune (and now and then in many other papers), Erskine distills, mocks, and makes us laugh at the absurdities of suburban fatherhood. And now, he's gathered the very best of these witty and wise essays—and invited his kids (and maybe even Posh) to annotate them with updated commentary, which they promise won't be too snarky. This handsome book is the perfect gift for the father who would have everything—if he hadn't already given it all to his kids.

Witness to a Trial Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Witness to a Trial


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385542579

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Witness to a Trial Excerpt :

A startling and original courtroom drama from New York Times #1 Best Seller John Grisham that is the prequel to his newest legal thriller, The Whistler. An Original E-Short. A judge’s first murder trial. A defense attorney in over his head. A prosecutor out for blood and glory. The accused, who is possibly innocent. And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.

Sooley Book
Score: 3
From 16 Ratings

Sooley


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2022-02-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593359532

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Sooley Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • John Grisham takes you to a different kind of court in his first basketball novel. Samuel “Sooley” Sooleymon is a raw, young talent with big hoop dreams—and even bigger challenges off the court. “Hard to put down ... the pages turn quickly ... building to a climax that won’t leave readers doubting whether this is a John Grisham novel.” —Associated Press In the summer of his seventeenth year, Sam­uel Sooleymon gets the chance of a lifetime: a trip to the United States with his South Sudanese teammates to play in a showcase basket­ball tournament. He has never been away from home, nor has he ever been on an airplane. The opportunity to be scouted by dozens of college coaches is a dream come true. Samuel is an amazing athlete, with speed, quick­ness, and an astonishing vertical leap. The rest of his game, though, needs work, and the American coaches are less than impressed. During the tournament, Samuel receives dev­astating news from home: A civil war is raging across South Sudan, and rebel troops have ran­sacked his village. His father is dead, his sister is missing, and his mother and two younger brothers are in a refugee camp. Samuel desperately wants to go home, but it’s just not possible. Partly out of sympathy, the coach of North Carolina Central offers him a scholar­ship. Samuel moves to Durham, enrolls in classes, joins the team, and prepares to sit out his freshman season. There is plenty of more mature talent and he isn’t immediately needed. But Samuel has something no other player has: a fierce determination to succeed so he can bring his family to America. He works tirelessly on his game, shooting baskets every morning at dawn by himself in the gym, and soon he’s dominating everyone in practice. With the Central team los­ing and suffering injury after injury, Sooley, as he is nicknamed, is called off the bench. And the legend begins. But how far can Sooley take his team? And will success allow hi

The Litigators Book
Score: 3.5
From 51 Ratings

The Litigators


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2012-06-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345536884

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • After leaving a fast-track legal career and going on a serious bender, David Zinc is sober, unemployed, and desperate enough to take a job at Finley & Figg, a self-described “boutique law firm” that is anything but. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are in fact just two ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. But now the firm is ready to tackle a case that could make the partners rich—without requiring them to actually practice much law. A class action suit has been brought against Varrick Labs, a pharmaceutical giant with annual sales of $25 billion, alleging that Krayoxx, its most popular drug, causes heart attacks. Wally smells money. All Finley & Figg has to do is find a handful of Krayoxx users to join the suit. It almost seems too good to be true ... and it is.

Playing for Pizza Book
Score: 3.5
From 121 Ratings

Playing for Pizza


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2010-03-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307576118

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • After providing what is arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL, third-string quarterback Rick Dockery becomes a national laughingstock. Cut by the Cleveland Browns, and shunned by every other team, Rick insists that his agent find a team that does need him. Against enormous odds, Rick lands 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.

Calico Girl Book

Calico Girl


  • Author : Jerdine Nolen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481459839

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year “Nolen’s tender story of the Wilcomb family’s losses and aspirations will resonate. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, a gentle, lyrical story of a determined Black girl’s journey toward freedom during the Civil War.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Jerdine Nolen’s Calico Girl waves fabrics of freedom in every forward step of her undaunted heroine’s journey. Nolen’s deftly crafted scholarship offers a poignant and hopeful glimpse at the past for today’s curious readers.” —Rita Williams-Garcia, Newberry Honor author From the award-winning author of Eliza’s Freedom Road comes the powerful tale of a slave girl’s triumphant journey to freedom with her family during the Civil War. Twelve-year-old Callie Wilcomb and her family are slaves, and the Civil War gives them hope that freedom may be on the horizon. On May 23, 1861, the State of Virginia ratified their vote to secede from the Union. In Virginia, a window was opened where the laws of the land no longer applied. Because of the Contraband Law, slaves no longer had to be returned to their owners, granting them a measure of protection and safety. With the possibility of Callie and her family escaping their bonds forever, Callie is eager to learn and become educated and hopes to teach others one day. Through hardship and loss—with love and strong family ties—Callie proves that freedom is in her stars.

Miracle at Augusta Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Miracle at Augusta


  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2015-04-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316410960

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Miracle at Augusta Excerpt :

One year after his big golf tournament win, Travis McKinley struggles to find a place in the world of professional sports in this inspiring novel. A year ago, unknown golfing amateur Travis McKinley shocked the world by winning the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach. Now he's famous, he makes his living playing the game he loves, and everything should be perfect. Still, Travis can't shake the feeling that he's a fraud, an imposter who doesn't deserve his success-and after a series of disappointments and personal screw-ups, he might just prove himself right. A shot at redemption arrives in an unexpected form: a teenage outcast with troubles of his own . . . and a natural golf swing. As this unlikely duo sets out to achieve the impossible on the world's most revered golf course, Travis is about to learn that sometimes the greatest miracles of all take place when no one is watching.

The Omnivorous Mind Book

The Omnivorous Mind


  • Author : John S. Allen
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-05-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674064737

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The Omnivorous Mind Excerpt :

In this gustatory tour of human history, Allen suggests that the everyday activity of eating offers deep insights into our cultural and biological heritage. Beginning with the diets of our earliest ancestors, he explores eating’s role in our evolving brain before considering our contemporary dinner plates and the preoccupations of foodies.

Ford County Book

Ford County


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Legal stories
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : 9780440296447

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Ford County Excerpt :

John Grisham returns with this seven short stories, all set in Ford Count, Mississipi, which is the location of his first novel, 'A Time to Kill'.

A World of Faith Book

A World of Faith


  • Author : Peggy Fletcher Stack
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001-11-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 1560851627

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A World of Faith Excerpt :

Introduces the origins and traditions of twenty-eight religious groups, including the Amish, Baptists, and Buddhists.