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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

October 22, 2010

>Children’s: What four-letter word did Diane Swanson pick for the title of her book about food and its digestion?

Classics: What George Eliot opus introduced the idealistic Dorothea Brooke, stuck in a disastrous marriage to an aging scholar named Casaubon?

Non-Fiction: What Dan Zevin tale of adult “firsts” is subtitled Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-Up?

Book Club: What 1996 book opens ominously: “My father and mother should have stayed in New York where they met and married and where I was born”?

Authors: What Italian-American author described himself as “olive-skinned in a freckle-faced town,” in 1992’s Unto the Sons?

Book Bag: What group kept the Foundation on the straight and narrow, in Isaac Asimov’s classic sci-fi series?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 22, 2010 12:46 pm

    >Children's: BurpClassics: MiddlemarchNon-Fiction: ?Book Club: Angela's Ashes, I think. That was my first thought anyway, but I will admit I went looked up the publication date because I thought it was older than that.Authors: ?Book Bag: ? Sci-fi is definitely not my area of expertise.A tough bunch this week!

  2. October 22, 2010 12:47 pm

    >The George Eliot book has to be Middlemarch.BC: Angela's AshesBB: The Second Foundation (A circle has no end.)

  3. October 22, 2010 2:55 pm

    >Classics: MiddlemarchBook Club: Angela's AshesI agree, this one is tough!

  4. October 23, 2010 4:39 pm

    >How embarassing, I only knew Middlemarch.

  5. October 25, 2010 12:41 pm

    >Children's: Burp!Classics: MiddlemarchNon-Fiction: The Day I Turned UncoolBook Club: Angela's AshesAuthors: Gay TaleseBook Bag: Second FoundationThis was a tough one–but it's good we always get the classics, at least!

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