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2010 Morning News Tournament

Featured Titles
2010 Morning News Tournament


The 2010 Tournament of Books Tournament of Books contenders are listed below. They competed in the annual NCAA-style battle between literary titans from online magazine The Morning News. To view the 2010 results, visit the archives at The Morning News.

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Let the Great World Spin
Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
Staff Pick
McCann chooses to describe one day in the life of New York City, the day in 1974 that the aerialist walked between the not-quite-finished Twin Towers. The chasm between rich and poor, the joy of connection, and the inevitability of our mortality are told... (read more)

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The Year of the Flood
The Year of the Flood
by Margaret Atwood
Staff Pick
A companion novel to Atwood's magnificent Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood conveys a very different perspective of the coming dystopian catastrophe. Darkly funny, incredibly believable, and surprisingly hopeful, Atwood's new novel is one of her very... (read more)

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That Old Cape Magic
That Old Cape Magic
by Richard Russo
Staff Pick
Fans of Richard Russo's hilarious novel Straight Man will rejoice upon learning that the Pulitzer winner has once again trained his sights on academia. Most of That Old Cape Magic takes place off-campus, however, as Jack Griffin reckons with his parents'... (read more)

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Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel
Staff Pick
Do we really need another sweeping historical epic set in 16th-century England? One which possesses at its heart yet another subplot about Henry VIII and his volatile affections? We certainly do if the novel is written by Hilary Mantel. Written in a... (read more)

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Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou
Staff Pick
Bertrand Russell hasn't been this entertaining since Bruce Duffy's 1987 novel The World As I Found It. Logicomix is an astoundingly entertaining graphic novel about the most unlikely of subjects: Bertrand Russell's struggle to find the logical foundation... (read more)

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The Lacuna
The Lacuna
by Barbara Kingsolver
Staff Pick
Waiting for a new Kingsolver novel has been like waiting for a favorite restaurant to reopen after renovations, only it's been nine years of anticipation. With the grand depth of The Poisonwood Bible, The Lacuna tells of historical and intercultural... (read more)

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A Gate at the Stairs
A Gate at the Stairs
by Lorrie Moore
Staff Pick
Lorrie Moore has long been one of my favorite writers, and her first novel in years does not disappoint. With unique, full characters, an incredible level of emotional detail, and her trademark psychological wit, A Gate at the Stairs is a graceful, funny,... (read more)

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The Book of Night Women
The Book of Night Women
by Marlon James
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Read Marlon James's posts on the Penguin blog. A true triumph of voice and storytelling, The Book of Night Women rings with both profound authenticity and a distinctly contemporary energy. It is the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar... (read more)

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Fever Chart
Fever Chart
by Bill Cotter
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Having spent most of his life medicated, electroshocked, and institutionalized, Jerome Coe finds himself homeless on the coldest night of the century — and so, with nowhere else to go, he accepts a ride out of New England from an old love's ex... (read more)

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The Anthologist
The Anthologist
by Nicholson Baker
Staff Pick
The Anthologist is the one of the funniest books I read this year, and one of Baker's best in a long time. Baker creates an incredibly winning main character in Paul Chowder, a minor poet trying (and repeatedly failing) to write the introduction to an... (read more)

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Miles from Nowhere
Miles from Nowhere
by Nami Mun
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A major voice in fiction debuts with the story of a teenage runaway on the streets of 1980s New York. Teenage Joon is a Korean immigrant living in the Bronx of the 1980s. Her parents have crumbled under the weight of her father's infidelity; he has left... (read more)

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The Help
The Help
by Kathryn Stockett
Staff Pick
Kathryn Stockett's characters aren't just memorable — they're the kind you start to miss the minute you turn the last page. Set in Mississippi in 1962, they speak from a world careening toward great and long-overdue change, in voices resonating with... (read more)

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Burnt Shadows
Burnt Shadows
by Kamila Shamsie
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Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An Orange Prize Finalist Nagasaki, August 9, 1945. Hiroko Tanaka watches her lover from the veranda as he leaves. Sunlight streams across Urakami Valley, and then the world goes white. In the devastating aftermath... (read more)

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Big Machine
Big Machine
by Victor LaValle
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Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk habit, a bum knee, and a haunted mind. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes by as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, New York, until one day a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in... (read more)

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Lowboy
Lowboy
by John Wray
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Early one morning in New York City, Will Heller, a sixteen-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, gets on an uptown B train alone.  Will is on a mission to save the world from global warming—to do it, though, he'll need to cool down his own... (read more)

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Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned: Stories
by Wells Tower
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A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE Viking marauders descend on a much-plundered island, hoping some mayhem will shake off the winter blahs.  A man is booted out of his home after his wife discovers that the print of a bare foot on the... (read more)

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