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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

January 28, 2011

>Children’s: What William H. Armstrong classic tells the tragic tale of an unlucky mutt and his sharecropper masters?

Classics(?): What 1957 Ayn Rand opus devotes 57 pages to a single discourse on the principles of objectivism?

Non-Fiction: What Tidewater novelist devotes Fridays to writing nonfiction, some of which was published in The Friday Book and Further Fridays?

Book Club: What play, set in a Chicago real estate office, earned David Mamet a Pulitzer Prize?

Authors: What women’s college hired Jill Ker Conway, author of The Road from Coorain, as its first female president?

Book Bag: What novel about a struggling Dublin band kicked Roddy Doyle’s writing career into high gear?

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  1. January 28, 2011 3:19 pm

    >I'm so lame, I only know three — I've never read Rand and I've completely forgotten the Mamet play. Hmpft.Children's — SounderAuthors — Amherst College?Book Bag — The Committments

  2. January 28, 2011 3:33 pm

    >Children's: ? Classics: Atlas ShruggedNon-Fiction: ?Book Club: Glengarry Glen RossAuthors: Smith College — my alma mater. I attended Jill Conway's inauguration, which coincided with my freshman year. Best part: all functions were catered by Julia Child.Book Bag: The Commitments

  3. January 28, 2011 3:34 pm

    >I mistyped — not Conway's inauguration — her de-inauguration. She was leaving and the new president was being inaugurated.

  4. January 28, 2011 3:54 pm

    >Children's: Sounder (one of many very sad books about animals for children.)Classics: Atlas ShruggedNon-fiction: John BarthBook Club: Glengarry Glen RossAuthor's: Smith!Book Bag: the CommitmentsHa!

  5. January 28, 2011 4:21 pm

    >Sounder and Atlas Shrugged – that's all I know.

  6. January 28, 2011 4:43 pm

    >Classics: Atlas ShruggedBook Club: Glengarry Glen RossI've read those two, so I actually knew them!

  7. January 28, 2011 10:48 pm

    >Glengarry Glen Ross! I know one!!!

  8. January 29, 2011 2:55 pm

    >Ha, I like the Classics(?) note 🙂 That one is Atlas Shrugged!

  9. January 31, 2011 12:24 pm

    >Children's: SounderClassics: Atlas ShruggedNon-Fiction: John BarthBook Club: Glengarry Glen RossAuthors: Smith CollegeBook Bag: The CommitmentsCollectively, we got all but Barth this week.I love the idea of a de-inauguration!

  10. January 31, 2011 2:25 pm

    >Actually, readersguide got Barth, too.

  11. January 31, 2011 3:06 pm

    >Karen, you're right. ReadersGuide, I'm so sorry I didn't properly celebrate your victory!This is the result of typing in the answers before I've properly opened my eyes and had a cup of tea on a Monday morning. I knew I wasn't with it when I told the kids that they had a pretty good "chance of school" for tomorrow (I meant "snow").

  12. January 31, 2011 7:09 pm

    >Hooray hooray! (We have to celebrate, because it will almost certainly never be repeated.)

  13. March 4, 2011 4:16 pm

    >Readersguide, I will send you a prize appropriate for such a victory!

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