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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

November 26, 2010

>Children’s: What Eve Bunting book tells the tale of the fabled Irish figure Finn McCool outwitting his Scottish nemesis?

Classics: What Pulitzer Prize-winning poet was portrayed as Japhy Ryder in Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums?

Non-Fiction: What comic pledged to walk New Hampshire “from side to side, and then diagonally” while running for president, in his book Why Not Me?

Book Club: What real-life crime boss plucks Billy Bathgate out of the gutter, in E.L. Doctorow’s 1989 novel?

Authors: What pseudonym did author Peter Finlay adopt, representing an escape from his sordid past that left him “Dirty but Clean”?

Book Bag: What detective from Michael Connelly’s books was named after a 15th-century Flemish painter?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 26, 2010 1:15 pm

    >Total shot in the dark on the book bag since I have never read a Michael Connelly book, but Henry Bosch.I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving Jeanne!

  2. November 26, 2010 4:08 pm

    >I got nothing. But Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. November 29, 2010 12:15 pm

    >Children's: The Two GiantsClassics: Gary SnyderNon-Fiction: Al FrankenBook Club: Dutch SchultzAuthors: DBC PierreBook Bag: Hieronymus (Harry) BoschA tough one this week–thanks for playing!

  4. November 29, 2010 7:43 pm

    >I missed out on the wonderful Trivial Pursuit because of the holidays! I hope you had a good one.

  5. November 30, 2010 3:28 pm

    >Avid Reader, I did, thanks. This round of trivial pursuit was even harder than usual!

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