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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

April 16, 2010

>Children’s: Who menaces the Three Little Wolves with a sledgehammer, a pneumatic drill and dynamite in a Eugene Trivizas story?

Classics: What novel centers on the trial of Tom Robinson for the rape of Mayella Ewell?

Non-Fiction: What book by Mark Bowden recounts the tragic events in Mogadishu on Sunday, October 3, 1993?

Book Club: What onetime biologist wrote real-life scientists Linnaeus, Darwin and Mendel into her short story collection Ship Fever?

Authors: What writer sought out author Zora Neale Hurston’s unmarked grave and paid for a tombstone to be placed there?

Book Bag: What author featured the Nameless Detective in mysteries like Bones, Bleeders and Boobytrap?

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  1. April 16, 2010 12:26 pm

    >Children's: The Big Bad Pig, of course!Classics: To Kill a MockingbirdNon-Fiction: Black Hawk Down. I haven't read it, but my brother was an extra in the movie, so we heard all about it.Book Club: ? I've heard of the collection, but I don't remember the author. I don't think it was someone I had heard of before.Authors: Alice WalkerBook Bag: No idea, but I think I need to go look this one up.

  2. April 16, 2010 2:41 pm

    >Classics is To Kill a Mockingbird, and that's all I got, though my guess for Children's is that it's something like The Big Bad Pig or The Evil Pig.And I don't know who put a tombstone for Zora Neale Hurston, but hooray for whoever it was!

  3. April 16, 2010 2:48 pm

    >Children's: A pig?Classics: To Kill a MockingbirdNon-Fiction: ?Book Club: ?Authors: Alice WalkerBook Bag: ?This was a tricky week!

  4. April 16, 2010 3:25 pm

    >I knew one!Classics: To Kill A MockingbirdUnforunately no clue on the rest. 🙂

  5. April 16, 2010 6:58 pm

    >Book Club: Andrea Barrett! (She's a good writer, although a little cold.)

  6. April 19, 2010 12:48 pm

    >Children's: The Big Bad PigClassics: To Kill a MockingbirdNon-Fiction: Black Hawk DownBook Club: Andrea BarrettAuthors: Alice WalkerBook Bag: Bill PronziniThe Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig was a big favorite when Walker was little.I guess Bill Pronzini is as unknown to you all as he was to me… ReadersGuide is the only one who could come up with the author of Ship Fever! Only Harriet got Black Hawk Down, and she and Avid Reader knew it was Alice Walker who put up a stone for Hurston.

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