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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

September 2, 2011

Children’s: What Indonesian island does a little boy visit to meet a dragon, in a Peter Sis picture book?

Classics: What novel by Edith Wharton sees Newland Archer torn between his fiancee May and her cousin the Countess Olenska?

Non-Fiction: What sport’s day-to-day dramas did John Feinstein explore in The Majors?

Book Club: What Jeffrey Eugenides novel opens with the narrator’s revelation of being born “as a baby girl” in 1960 and again “as a teenage boy” in 1974?

Authors: What author started a foundation to provide tuition for the children of Gloucester fishermen?

Book Bag: What author deliberately bucked stereotypes with gay LAPD homicide cop Milo Sturgis, in mysteries like Silent Partner and Private Eyes?


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  1. September 2, 2011 8:08 am

    Children’s: Taking a guess here, but Komodo?

    Classics: The Age of Innocence (which in my head always sounds like the movie trailers they did for the film years ago. Something like “The! Age! Of! Innocence!”)

    Non-Fiction: ?

    Book Club: Middlesex

    Authors: Sebastian Junger

    Book Bag: ?

  2. September 2, 2011 8:44 am

    Non Fiction: Golf.

  3. September 2, 2011 10:39 am

    Classics: The Age of Innocence

    Book Club: Middlesex (love this book)

  4. freshhell permalink
    September 3, 2011 2:28 pm

    Book Club: Middlesex
    Book Bag: Jonathan Kellerman
    I should know the Wharton book but its been too long. I defer to Harriet.

  5. September 3, 2011 9:24 pm

    Tough one this week! I only know two: Classics — The Age of Innocence (not my favorite Wharton but I’m a huge fan of hers); and Book Club — Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I’ve read the book about the Gloucester fisherman, and seen the movie, but I can’t remember the name of the author, so that one’s out.

    • September 5, 2011 8:53 am

      Children’s: Komodo
      Classics: The Age! of! Innocence!
      Non-Fiction: Golf
      Book Club: Middlesex
      Authors: Sebastian Junger
      Book Bag: Jonathan Kellerman

    • September 5, 2011 8:55 am

      Karen K., I bet you’re thinking of The Perfect Storm.

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