Fierce Competition
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The Tournament of Books Declares the Book of 2010!

It's the grand championship of this year's Tournament of Books! It's a back and forth of all the judges, taking on what apparently were the two biggest books of the year: Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad. There was more back and forth and reversal than this weekend's Nadal-Djokovic match! Or, as judge Jennifer Weiner put it, "It’s like Sophie’s Choice, if Sophie hated both her kids." (Harsh!) In any event, as in all contests, only one book can win.