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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

February 11, 2011

>Children’s: What tomboy detective solves the mysteries of the Hollywood Mummy and the Runaway Elf, in Wendelin Van Draanen novels?

Classics: What novel edged out Sinclair Lewis’ Main Street in 1921, to earn Edith Wharton her only Pulitzer?

Non-Fiction: What racer notes in his second memoir, Every Second Counts: “Generally, one of the hardest things in the world is to do something twice”?

Book Club: What did Julia Alvarez title her 1997 novel that gives everyone except Yolanda a chance to talk?

Authors: Who dreamed up her first crime novel, Death at La Fenice, while backstage at the opera, chatting with a singer about how to murder a difficult director?

Book Bag: What detective did creator John D. McDonald describe as a “tattered knight on a spavined steed”?

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  1. February 11, 2011 2:08 pm

    >Wow, I only know two this week:Classics: The Age of Innocence (which I still can't think about without hearing the goofy action-movie voiceover they used in the add campaign for the movie)Non-fiction: Lance Armstrongand I sort of know Book Club: it's the sequel to the Garcia Girls, but I don't know the title.I should know Authors — I know the book title. It's been on my list for obvious reasons, but I can't remember who wrote it.

  2. February 11, 2011 2:28 pm

    >Not doing so well this week. I only know Edith Wharton, it's The Age of Innocence, which IMHO is not her greatest work — I think House of Mirth is far superior, and I LOVE Ethan Frome. But that is just me. I thought the Alvarez was How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, but now I'm not sure. Sigh. I actually own Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers but now I remember why I never play, it's really hard!

  3. February 11, 2011 5:22 pm

    >Classics- The Age of InnocenceHappy Friday!

  4. February 13, 2011 8:37 am

    >Is the Alvarez book called Yo ??

  5. February 14, 2011 4:11 pm

    >Children's: Sammy KeyesClassics: The Age of InnocenceNon-Fiction: Lance ArmstrongBook Club: Yo!Authors: Donna LeonBook Bag: Travis McGeeKarenlibrarian, it IS really hard! We managed to get three out of six this week.

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