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2007 Morning News Tournament


The online magazine The Morning News presents its candidates for the 2007 Tournament of Books, an NCAA-style battle between literary titans for the (soon to be) coveted Rooster Award.

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Against the Day: A Novel
Against the Day: A Novel
by Thomas Pynchon
Staff Pick
Against the Day switches as smoothly from Tom Swift-style "boys adventure" to a Gothic prairie tale in the vein of Cormac McCarthy, as it does from reverence for historical figures and events to explosive iconoclasm. Its world is filled with dirigibles... (read more)

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Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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An exquisite, blistering debut novel Three brothers tear their way through childhood smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from trash, hiding out when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her... (read more)

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The Emperor's Children
The Emperor's Children
by Claire Messud
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From a writer "of near-miraculous perfection" (The New York Times Book Review) and "a literary intelligence far surpassing most other writers of her generation" (San Francisco Chronicle), The Emperor's Children is a dazzling, masterful novel about the... (read more)

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Arthur and George (Vintage International)
Arthur and George (Vintage International)
by Julian Barnes
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Brilliantly imagined and irresistibly readable, Arthur & George is a major new novel from Julian Barnes, a wonderful combination of playfulness, pathos and wisdom. Searching for clues, no one would ever guess that the lives of Arthur and George might... (read more)

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Alentejo Blue: A Novel
Alentejo Blue: A Novel
by Monica Ali
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Alentejo Blue is the story of a village community in Portugal, told through the lives of men and women whose families have lived there for generations and some who are passing through. For Teresa, a beautiful girl not yet twenty, Mamarrosa is a place... (read more)

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English, August: An Indian Story
English, August: An Indian Story
by Upamanyu Chatterjee
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Agastya Sen, known to friends by the English name August, is a child of the Indian elite. His friends go to Yale and Harvard. August himself has just landed a prize government job. The job takes him to Madna, “the hottest town in India,” deep... (read more)

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Absurdistan: A Novel
Absurdistan: A Novel
by Gary Shteyngart
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From the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook comes the uproarious and poignant story of one very fat man and one very small country. Meet Misha Vainberg, aka "Snack Daddy," a 325-pound disaster of a human... (read more)

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Pride of Baghdad
Pride of Baghdad
by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon
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From one of America's most acclaimed comics writers — a startlingly original look at life on the streets of Baghdad during the Iraq War inspired by true events. Based on a true story, Vaughan and Henrichon have created a unique and heartbreaking... (read more)

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One Good Turn: A Novel
One Good Turn: A Novel
by Kate Atkinson
Staff Pick
It's hard to believe Kate Atkinson could follow up Case Histories with such a superb — may I suggest even superior? — novel: sly and witty, honest and humane, and, finally, complex and suspenseful. One could not ask for more than the whole package... (read more)

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Apex Hides the Hurt
Apex Hides the Hurt
by Colson Whitehead
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The town of Winthrop has decided it needs a new name. The resident software millionaire wants to call it New Prospera; the mayor wants to return to the original choice of the founding black settlers; and the towns aristocracy sees no reason to change the... (read more)

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The Road
The Road
by Cormac McCarthy
Staff Pick
Being one of the few who didn't care for No Country for Old Men, I couldn't wait to read The Road. It is a spare, fierce novel, more a return to the writing in Outer Dark. It drew me in immediately; I didn't want to put it down, and kept reading until I... (read more)

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The Echo Maker: A Novel
The Echo Maker: A Novel
by Richard Powers
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The Echo Maker is the story of Mark Schluter, a 27-year-old man who has a mysterious accident in his hometown in Nebraska, the site of the magnificent Sandhill Crane migration along the river. When he comes to, he has developed Capgras syndrome, a... (read more)

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The Lay of the Land: A Novel
The Lay of the Land: A Novel
by Richard Ford
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Richard Ford's anti-hero Frank Bascombe has returned, middle-aged, possibly wiser, more cynical, and heading into a Thanksgiving season without his wife, but with other family members that he might not want to see. Ford is a great writer; in The Lay of... (read more)

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Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife
Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife
by Sam Savage
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"I had always imagined that my life story...would have a great first line: something like Nabokov's 'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins;' or if I could not do lyric, then something sweeping like Tolstoy's 'All happy families are alike, but every... (read more)

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The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo
The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo
by Peter Orner
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This utterly original debut novel from the prizewinning author of "Esther Stories" takes a young American to a school in Africa, where he falls for a woman of far deeper experience.... (read more)

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