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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

December 30, 2011

Children’s: What Patricia MacLachlan book tells how Larkin’s parents overcome their grief at losing a child, when tiny Sophie shows up on their doorstep?

Classics: What 1936 self-help tome advised “If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive”?

Non-Fiction: What author combined money-saving tips with artery-clogging recipes in The Sweet Potato Queens’ Big-Ass Cookbook and Financial Planner?

Book Club: What first names are all housemaids stuck with, in The Handmaid’s Tale?

Authors: What Golden Age science fiction author was deathly afraid of heights, and after two flights required during military service, never flew again?

Book Bag: What Boston-based mystery writer introduced investigator John Francis Cuddy in Blunt Darts?


5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 30, 2011 9:56 am

    Book Club: Of (you got a Handmaid questions!)

    Authors: Ray Bradbury?

    Happy New Year!

    • January 2, 2012 9:01 am

      The handmaids all had to be called “Of” and then the name of their master. Did you know that if you eliminate names of women described in the course of the novel, there’s one left–June–so that must be the narrator’s name?

  2. December 31, 2011 12:28 pm

    Isn’t it MARTHA for the Atwood question?

  3. January 2, 2012 8:59 am

    Children’s: Baby
    Classics: How to Win Friends and Influence People
    Non-Fiction: Jill Conner Browne
    Book Club: Martha
    Authors: Isaac Asimov
    Book Bag: Jeremiah Healy

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