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Our Book for June [Fathers Day] - Calico Joe - John Grisham

  • Jun 16, 2013 · 12:30 PM

Only RSVP if attending or changing your RSVP. June 16 is Fathers day, please consider this before you respond.

 

Calico Joe - John Grisham

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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The previous email was supposed to say "if you are NOT attending" and had RSVP'd Yes please let me know.
    Sorry.

    June 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Chris, I sm still attending. Denise

      June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, have any spaces opened or are you going to maintain same number?

    June 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The event is closed. Hope to see you next month

      June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to come on Sunday.

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am finishing the book and will be back in town on Sunday in case there are any late cancellations

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    June Meetup has reached the max number of 6 and has been closed to future RSVP's.

    Thanks for the interest

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it....my day has become free and I would like nothing better than to have brunch with other book lovers....it has been too long....I've also never been to Royersford!!!

    June 5, 2013

  • Candy

    Sorry, this is my Dad's 85th birthday and Father's Day. I am booked! But I have the book and will read. Hope to make it in July but that is not looking good either. Have a great summer everyone!:)

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    May 29, 2013

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