Bad Marie was selected by The Morning News as one of the sixteen books competing in the 2011 Tournament of Books, along with Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad, and Emma Donoghue’s Room. The seventh annual tournament begins on Monday, March 7.
The Morning News has the complete list of contenders.
Update: The results are in — judge Jennifer Weiner picked Emma Donoghue’s Room over Bad Marie. In the official commentary, John Warner says, “I couldn’t put Bad Marie down. It was the most fun I had reading all year.” Jen and the Pen provides an alternate outcome.