The 2011 Tournament of Books About to Kick Off

The Morning News is lining up their ducks for the 2011 Tournament of Books.  This year’s books include:

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender; Nox, by Anne Carson; Bad Marie, by Marcy Dermansky; Room, by Emma Donoghue; A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan; Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen; Lord of Misrule, by Jaimy Gordon; Bloodroot, by Amy Greene; Next, by James Hynes; The Finkler Question, by Howard Jacobson; Skippy Dies, by Paul Murray; Model Home, by Eric Puchner; So Much for That, by Lionel Shriver; Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart; Kapitoil, by Teddy Wayne; Savages, by Don Winslow.

If I were a betting man, I’d look at Super Sad True Love Story or Visit from a Goon Squad.  If I had my druthers, however, I’d put in for Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne.  Just a great, great book.

The tournament officially kicks of March 7th.

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