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>Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

March 11, 2011

>Children’s: What Eric Rohmann book finds Rabbit recruiting a bunch of animals to help retrieve poor Mouse’s airplane from a tree?

Classics: What reclusive novelist published nine short stories in 1953 under the enigmatic title Nine Stories?

Non-Fiction: What Jennifer Brilliant book on yoga for pooches presents asanas like the Happy Puppy and the Pup’s Pose?

Book Club: What supernatural Amy Tan novel opens: “My sister Kwan believes she has yin eyes”?

Authors: Who sketched mysteries like The Fraught Setee and The Dripping Faucet from the comfort of Elephant House in Yarmouthport, Massachusetts?

Book Bag: What author loosed 4 Blondes proganist Janey Wilcox on the Hamptons in Trading Up?

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  1. March 11, 2011 1:02 pm

    >Children's: My Friend Rabbit. Classics: J. D. SalingerNon-Fiction: I think it's just called Yoga for Dogs, but that seems too easy.Book Club: ? The best I can do is not the Joy Luck Club.Authors: Edward Gorey (he used to be sighted near where I played summer stock when I was in college, prowling around in a fur coat in the summer time)Book Bag: Candace Bushnell

  2. March 11, 2011 4:32 pm

    >Classics: J. D. Salinger (love Down at the Dinghy and Teddy) Book Bag: Candace Bushnell (hate her books… all of them)

  3. March 11, 2011 5:08 pm

    >J.D. Salinger and Edward Gorey — not unkindred souls, I think.

  4. March 11, 2011 5:14 pm

    >Classics must be Salinger; the rest I don't know.

  5. March 12, 2011 3:02 am

    >Salinger's the only one I know. I loved that collection in high school, though that's probably the last time I read it, now.

  6. March 14, 2011 1:02 pm

    >Children's: My Friend RabbitClassics: J.D. SalingerNon-Fiction: DogaBook Club: The Hundred Secret SensesAuthors: Edward GoreyBook Bag: Candace BushnellHarriet, I think "Doga" is even easier!Avid Reader, I've never read anything by Bushnell and am now more than ever disinclined.ReadersGuide, and Harriet's story about the fur coat makes me think Howard Nemerov would also have felt some kinship with those two.Karen, you could almost guess just from the date and the label "reclusive," couldn't you?Sherck, same here; haven't read it since I was a teenager.

  7. March 15, 2011 1:17 am

    >I like Doga better. I do think there is a book called Yoga for Dogs, though. However, my favorite non-human yoga book is Yoga for Elephants, which offers a quite excellent set of instructions for yoga as demonstrated by Babar.

  8. March 15, 2011 3:00 pm

    >ha, yoga for elephants! That's what the old lady group I've done yoga with needs!

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