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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

September 3, 2010

>Children’s: Who told the story of the New World pioneer settlers from the Native Americans’ perspective, in her children’s novel The Birchbark House?

Classics: What James Joyce short story collection begins with The Sisters and concludes with The Dead?

Non-Fiction: Who had endured a forced separation from her husband for 23 years, when she penned the 1984 memoir Part of My Soul Went with Him?

Book Club: What hard-bitten novelist wrapped up his award-winning Border Trilogy with Cities of the Plain?

Authors: What author of Mr. Sammler’s Planet did London’s Times dub “the most important writer in English in the second half of the 20th century”?

Book Bag: What author introduced supershrink Alex Delaware in When the Bough Breaks?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2010 12:54 pm

    >I will guess that the separated wife was Winnie Mandela.And I've read and/or listened to a few Alex Delaware books, so I'm answering the last one: Jonathan Kellerman.

  2. September 3, 2010 12:54 pm

    >Children's: Louise Erdrich. I've been meaning to track that one down.Classics: DublinersNon-Fiction: Mandela — totally blanking on her first name this morning. Winnie!Book Club: McCarthyAuthors: BellowBook Bag: ??

  3. September 3, 2010 1:18 pm

    >The only one I know is the first one – Louise Erdrich.

  4. September 3, 2010 2:07 pm

    >Classics is The Dubliners, but that's all I got.

  5. September 3, 2010 2:18 pm

    >Thank you Modern British Literature.Classics: DublinersSadly, I don't have any of the others…

  6. September 3, 2010 11:01 pm

    >Classics: DublinersThat's all I've got. Tough one.

  7. September 7, 2010 12:36 pm

    >Children's: Louise ErdrichClassics: DublinersNon-Fiction: Winnie MandelaBook Club: Cormac McCarthyAuthors: Saul BellowBook Bag: Jonathan KellermanHarriet got all but one–and those of us who read mystery novels got that last one!

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