We know you are waiting patiently for your copy of John Grisham’s newest, Calico Joe. Try these readalikes in the meantime.
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
A baseball star at a small college near Lake Michigan launches a routine throw that goes disastrously off course and inadvertently changes the lives of five people, including the college president, a gay teammate, and the president's daughter. (From Novelist)
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
A young girl, struggling with her parents divorce, becomes lost on the Appalachian Trail while hiking with her mother and brother. Her favorite Boston Red Sox player, Tom Gordon, becomes her constant companion and keeps her sane. The book is shaped around a 9 inning game.
Baseball’s Best Short Stories edited by Paul Staudohar
Your favorite authors, Ring Lardner, Tobias Wolff, Garrison Keillor, George Plimpton and more, come together in this collection of the best of the boys of summer. From oldies like Earnest Thayer’s Casey at the Bat to T C Boyle’s The Hector Quesadilla Story you will be getting your baseball fix.