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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

August 5, 2011

Children’s: What did Cynthia Rylant title her account of growing up in Appalachia?

Classics: Who penned Tales of the South Pacific during World War II, while serving as U.S. naval historian in French New Caledonia?

Non-Fiction: What Pulitzer-winner penned the baseball books Summer of ’49 and October 1964?

Book Club: Which Pat Conroy novel sparked a feud with his real-life sister, upset with her fictional portrayal as a mentally unstable poet?

Authors: What author, who spent a decade on L.A.’s skid row, is buried beneath the epitaph: “Don’t Try”?

Book Bag: What how-not-to book by Melinda Anderson and Kathleen Murray offers a comprehensive chart detailing penances appropriate for all dating sins?

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Alison permalink
    August 5, 2011 7:57 am

    Classics is Michener, right?

  2. August 5, 2011 8:33 am

    Non-fiction is David Halberstam.

  3. August 5, 2011 10:41 am

    Children’s: I don’t know, but I’d like to read it. We are big Rylant fans in this house.

    Classics: James Michener

    Non-Fiction: David Halberstam

    Book Club: Prince of Tides, I think.

    Authors: Bukowski?

    Book Bag: The Rules?

    • August 8, 2011 8:21 am

      only one wrong guess–it’s not The Rules, it’s The Catholic Girl’s Guide to Sex

  4. August 5, 2011 1:43 pm

    Classics: James A. Michener

    That’s all I got.

    • August 8, 2011 8:22 am

      if you only know one, it’s good to know the Classics one!

  5. August 6, 2011 11:41 am

    Is the children’s But I’ll Be Back Again?

    • August 8, 2011 8:23 am

      No, another good guess. The Children’s is When I Was Young in the Mountains.

  6. August 8, 2011 8:26 am

    Children’s: When I Was Young in the Mountains
    Classics: James Michener
    Non-Fiction: David Halberstam
    Book Club: The Prince of Tides
    Authors: Charles Bukowski
    Book Bag: The Catholic Girl’s Guide to Sex

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