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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

March 19, 2010

>Children’s: What Dr. Seuss character declares “I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues”?

Classics: What Henry James novel paints a picture of Isabel Archer’s trip to Europe to “affront her destiny”?

Non-Fiction: What famous father was blackmailed through the 1970s for having sold groceries to the Nazis, according to Carol Ann Lee’s 2002 biography?

Book Club: What ballet great’s turbulent life does Colum McCann fictionalize in the novel Dancer?

Authors: Who eased into the book market with “For Teens” versions of his father’s Life Strategies and Ultimate Weight Solution books?

Book Bag: What Stephen King short story starts: “In previous years, Harold Parkette had always taken pride in his lawn”?

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  1. March 19, 2010 2:00 pm

    >Children's: The LoraxClassics: Portrait of a LadyNon-Fiction: Ann Frank's father?Book Club: NureyevAuthors: Dr. Phil's son. I don't know his nameBook Bag: No idea. I have read very little King. I like his writing, but not his genre.

  2. March 19, 2010 2:02 pm

    >The Lorax is one of my all-time favorite books!–AnnaDiary of an Eccentric

  3. March 19, 2010 2:19 pm

    >Lawnmower Man? Can't believe I don't know this offhand.

  4. March 19, 2010 2:38 pm

    >Children's: The LoraxAnd I sadly had no clue on the rest, but I'll be interested to find out the answers. šŸ™‚

  5. March 19, 2010 3:26 pm

    >Children's: LoraxClassics: Portrait of a LadyNon-Fiction: Otto FrankBook Club: NureyevAuthors: ??Book Bag: The Lawnmower Man (read the story. The movie is unrelated to the book, and prompted a lawsuit from King if I remember correctly)

  6. March 22, 2010 12:48 pm

    >Collectively, we got them all, with Harriet and Jeremiah only missing one each!Children's: The LoraxClassics: The Portrait of a LadyNon-Fiction: Otto FrankBook Club: Rudolf Nureyev'sAuthors: Jay McGraw (who is indeed Dr. Phil's son)Book Bag: The Lawnmower ManThanks for playing!

  7. March 24, 2010 1:31 am

    >I never seem to know the Children's books. I've actually read Portrait of a Lady. yay for me.

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