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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

June 11, 2010

>Children’s: What Mavis Jukes book about loss lets young Austin recall when he and his grandparents made a pie as a late-night snack?

Classics: What did Louisa May Alcott title her lesser-known sequel to Little Women?

Non-Fiction: What 1985 Tracy Kidder tome is divided into sections titled “The Contract,” “Architecture,” “Wood,” and “In a Workmanlike Manner”?

Book Club: What Margaret Atwood bestseller includes a novel-within-the-novel entitled The Blind Assassin?

Authors: What psychologist was inspired to write The Best Revenge after witnessing an interview with death row inmate Gary Davis?

Book Bag: Who spent nine books chronicling battles between the forces of Chaos and Amber?

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  1. June 11, 2010 1:29 pm

    >Classics: Little Men (I own a copy but have never read it)

  2. June 11, 2010 2:14 pm

    >Children's: Wow, I think this is the first children's book I havent knownClassics: There's actually two: Little Men is the first one; Jo's Boys is the second.Non-Fiction: HouseBook Club: The Blind Assassin :)Authors: ?Book Bag: ?Tough ones this week!

  3. June 11, 2010 2:15 pm

    >Classics: Little MenNon-Fiction: HouseBook Club: The Blind AssassinThat's all I've got.

  4. June 11, 2010 4:28 pm

    >Classics: Well, Good Wives, but that doesn't really count, so Little Men and then Jo's Boys (not as good).Book Club: The Blind AssassinBook Bag: Roger Zelazny maybe? I feel like he has books with Amber in the title…

  5. June 11, 2010 4:57 pm

    >This may be a first. I actually know two answers and I've read both of the books.Classics: Little MenBook Club: The Blind Assassin

  6. June 11, 2010 8:37 pm

    >I knew the Classics one. Have you ever read A Long Fatal Love Chase? I enjoyed that one too.

  7. June 12, 2010 12:01 am

    >2) Jo's Boys or Little Men3) House4) The Blind AssassinI don't know the others this week!

  8. June 14, 2010 2:30 pm

    >Children's: Blackberries in the DarkClassics: Little MenNon-Fiction: HouseBook Club: The Blind AssassinAuthors: Stephen WhiteBook Bag: Roger ZelaznyThis seemed to me an obscure children's title, and the rest of you confirmed that!The Zelazny books are a family favorite–Ron gave me the first one when I was supposed to be studying for a final exam in college, and I was kind of mad at him, since he knew I wouldn't be able to do anything else until I finished it!And yes, at one point I read everything Alcott ever wrote.

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