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2010 Tournament of Books: Final Battle
A review by Tournament of Books
The 2010 Tournament of Books has drawn to a close. Now, we're busy tucking away all of the memorable moments from this year's battles. There were some serious contenders, including The Lacuna, Wolf Hall and The Year of the Flood. Beginning in March, Review-a-Day has brought you a week at a glance every Sunday. Thank you for tuning in each week for our featured battle and other tidbits from The Morning News.
On Monday, April 5, the final battle in the tourney took place. What happened during this round was unprecedented -- a tie-breaker!
April 5, 2010
Jessica Francis Kane
with weigh-ins by all ToB judges
Jessica Francis Kane: On the question of historical fiction, already much discussed, I fall on the reluctant side. I must be wooed, the more sly or oblique the subject matter, the better, and even then I like it on the short side and not...
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by Victor La Valle
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Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
A Mercy (Vintage International)
by Toni Morrison
by Hilary Mantel
It's that time of year again for the Tournament of Books, the annual NCAA-style battle between literary titans from online magazine The Morning News. You can print a bracket, keep track of the standings, and read all of the judges' reviews at TMN's website. You'll save 30% on all the tourney books when you purchase them from Powells.com. May the best book win!