Calico Joe is a lovely and lyrical short novel, a bit sentimental at times but very nicely done. I am a Cubs fan and particularly enjoyed that one of the main characters is a Cubs player in the early 1970s. I remember so many of the real players who are mixed in with the fictional ones.
This is my first John Grisham novel, so far as I remember, and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the audio version. The voice of the narrator rang true. Definitely recommended for baseball fans, and also those who like a good story about family issues and resolutions.