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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

December 31, 2010

>Children’s: What red-haired orphan is saddled with the middle name Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraim’s Daughter?

Classics: What 1873 novel gets moving after a 20,000-pound wager at London’s staid Reform Club?

Non-Fiction: What book did Pat Conroy base on a year teaching poor kids on South Carolina’s Daufuskie Island?

Book Club: What Pulitzer-winning author returned to the Chesapeake of his youth in three stories published as A Tidewater Morning?

Authors: What trend-setting author coined the expression “social X-rays” when describing extremely thin society women?

Book Bag: Who “co-authored” the 2001 novel Candyland with his alter ego, Ed McBain?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 31, 2010 1:27 pm

    >Children's: Pippi Longstocking, of course!Classics: Around the World in 80 Days? I haven't read this in a long time, but I remember it starts with a bet.Non-Fiction: The Water is Wide. I've spent much of my life in and out of the low country. Impossible not to know Conroy.Book Club: I feel like I should know this, but I have no idea.Authors: WolfeBook Bag: ?

  2. December 31, 2010 2:45 pm

    >and just why are orphans usually red-headed, huh?

  3. December 31, 2010 3:50 pm

    >Children's: Pippi LongstockingClassics: Around the World in 80 DaysHappy New Year!Care – I know, Annie, Anne of Green Gables, what's with that?

  4. January 1, 2011 12:47 am

    >Around the World in 80 Days is the only one I can offer this week.

  5. January 1, 2011 8:55 pm

    >Pippi!I'd also guess around the world in 80 daysdon't know the rest . . .

  6. January 2, 2011 3:51 pm

    >Pippi Longstocking is all I've got. I completely forgot that was her name until I saw the question!

  7. January 3, 2011 2:31 pm

    >Children's: Pippi LongstockingClassics: Around the World in 80 DaysNon-Fiction: The Water is WideBook Club: William StyronAuthors: Tom WolfeBook Bag: Evan HunterCare, there's a "ginger" joke there, but I'm not going to make it…

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