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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

September 16, 2011

Children’s: What wounded creatures are local boys employed to wring the necks of, in Jerry Spinelli’s Wringer?

Classics: What Boris Pasternak book was finally published in the Soviet Union in 1988, 30 years after it topped bestseller lists in the U.S.?

Non-Fiction: What Susan Orlean book was adapted into the movie Adaptation?

Book Club: What Thomas Pynchon novel centers on the true story of an astronomer and a surveyor who are hired to settle a boundary dispute?

Authors: What was Henry David Thoreau’s name, until he pulled the old switcheroo at age 16?

Book Bag: What politician masterminded the plot to kill John F. Kennedy according to Barr McClellan’s novel Blood, Money & Power?


11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 16, 2011 6:30 am

    Authors: Mark Twain. Wait…no. David Henry Thoreau.

  2. September 16, 2011 6:58 am

    Children’s: No idea. I haven’t heard of this one.

    Classics: Dr. Zhivago

    Non-Fiction: The Orchid Thief

    Book Club: I haven’t read this one, but I think it’s actually in our house somewhere: Mason and Dixon.

    Authors: David Henry Thoreau

    Book Bag: ?

  3. September 16, 2011 11:59 am

    Harriet got all the ones I was going to get, so consider her answer mine as well.

    (By the way, the Robert Sullivan book about Thoreau is very good.)

  4. September 16, 2011 6:12 pm

    Non-Fiction: The Orchid Thief

  5. September 16, 2011 7:19 pm

    Classics: Dr. Zhivago
    Nonfiction: The Orchid Thief
    Authors: David Henry Thoreau (and that is my favorite thing about Thoreau)

  6. September 17, 2011 9:07 am

    I only know two this week,

    Classics — Dr. Zhivago

    Nonfiction — The Orchid Thief — MUCH better than the movie, which I hated, despite the presence of Meryl Streep.

  7. September 17, 2011 12:02 pm

    Finally, I know one! Nonfiction – The Orchid Thief!

  8. September 17, 2011 4:29 pm

    Classics: Dr. Zhivago. The rest? No idea! Great questions!

  9. September 19, 2011 10:22 am

    Children’s: pigeons
    Classics: Doctor Zhivago
    Non-Fiction: The Orchid Thief
    Book Club: Mason & Dixon
    Authors: David Henry Thoreau
    Book Bag: Lyndon B. Johnson

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