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Review of ‘Calico Joe’

John Grisham’s latest novel, Calico Joe, is something of a departure from the Arkansas-born author’s many bestsellers. Here, Grisham returns to a topic—baseball—that he explored previously in 2001’s A Painted House, the first of his novels not categorized as a legal thriller.

The story toggles effectively between past and present, as protagonist Paul Tracey recalls…

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