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News Fri Feb 27 2009

2009 Tournament of Books

Friend of the Book Club (FotBC) Kevin Guilfoile has resumed his post as Chairman and Commentator for the 2009 Tournament of Books hosted by the online magazine The Morning News.

As Guilfoile explains, the Tournament of Books is an "event in which 16 of the most-hyped, best-reviewed books of the past year are seeded into an NCAA basketball-type bracket and forced to compete in a 'Battle Royale of Literary Excellence,' with the winning author being crowned Champion of Books and awarded a live rooster."

Visit the official website for the full list of this year's contenders, and find out how you can bet on the tournament and help a worthy cause at the same time.

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