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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

November 25, 2011

Children’s: What E.B. White book concerns Louis, a mute bird whose dad raids a music store to give him a voice?

Classics: What Robert E. Sherwood play finds the evil Duke Mantee terrorizing the patrons of Gramp Maple’s Black Mesa Bar-B-Q?

Non-Fiction: What red-sweatered Chicago icon published his first oral history, Division Street, in 1967?

Book Club: What Nick Tosches novel recounts a struggle to obtain the original handwritten manuscript of The Divine Comedy?

Authors: What one-note wonder was known to friends by her married name, Peggy Marsh?

Book Bag: What author revealed that his unnamed narrator in Cry Me A River was the same Sheriff Ray Tatum that later appeared in Blue Ridge and Polar?

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  1. November 25, 2011 11:11 am

    Children’s: The Trumpet of the Swan

    Classics: The Petrified Forest (Another one I know from the film made of it — we seem to be getting a lot of those, lately)

    Non-Fiction: Studs Terkel.

    Book Club: ?

    Authors: ?

    Book Bag: ?

    Tough one this week.

  2. November 25, 2011 4:08 pm

    Children’s: The Trumpet of the Swan
    Authors: Margaret Mitchell

  3. freshhell permalink
    November 25, 2011 6:33 pm

    The Trumpet of the Swan.

  4. November 27, 2011 10:37 am

    Only one for me this week — The Trumpet of the Swan.

    And I just read recently that Margaret Mitchell was killed by a drunk driver while crossing the street — by a man who’d been arrested for drunk driving more than 20 times. Sadly, at first the public was outraged but then somehow the tide turned and everyone was sympathetic to the driver! It saddens me to wonder what else she could have written if she hadn’t been killed at the age of 48.

  5. November 27, 2011 9:49 pm

    Children’s: The Trumpet of the Swan
    Classics: The Petrified Forest
    Non-Fiction: Studs Terkel
    Book Club: In the Hand of Dante
    Authors: Margaret Mitchell
    Book Bag: T.R. Pearson

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