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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

March 9, 2012

Children’s: What Richard Adams book tells of Rowf and Snitter’s escape from a research lab?

Classics: What 1966 novel by Larry McMurtry inspired one of his high school classmates to pen a memoir titled Whatever Happened to Jacy Farrow?

Non-Fiction: What Republican is the unwitting subject of Joe Queenan’s 1992 biography Imperial Caddy?

Book Club: What British novelist was credited for inventing the “gastromance,” for such books as Chocolat, Blackberry Wine and Five Quarters of the Orange?

Authors: What author of The Last Thing He Wanted was wed to writer John Gregory Dunne for 39 years?

Book Bag: What baseball announcer had his off-the-cuff remarks set in verse by Tom Peyer and Hart Selly, in O Holy Cow?

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2012 6:53 am

    I know two answers! This has never happened to me before. Children’s: The Plague Dogs & Book Club: Joanne Harris.

  2. March 9, 2012 7:11 am

    Classics: The Last Picture Show

    Authors: Joan Didion

    Book Bag: Harry Caray

    Happy Friday! Denise

  3. March 9, 2012 8:56 am

    Classics: The Last Picture Show

    Authors: Joan Didion (The Year of Magical Thinking was such an intense grief book)

  4. March 9, 2012 9:15 am

    Children’s: ?

    Classics: The Last Picture Show (there seem to be a lot of answers I know because I know the movie rather than the book, of late)

    Non-Fiction: ?

    Book Club: Joanne Harris

    Authors: Joan Didion

    Book Bag: Harry Caray

  5. March 11, 2012 8:02 pm

    I feel like I so rarely know more than a third of these. I got Joanne Harris and The Plague Dogs (not a hundred percent sure about Plague Dogs). Oh Book Trivial Pursuit, how it humbles me.

    • Jeanne permalink
      March 12, 2012 8:22 am

      I usually only know two or three out of six. This week my only guess was Joan Dideon…

  6. Jeanne permalink
    March 12, 2012 8:19 am

    Children’s: The Plague Dogs
    Classics: The Last Pictue Show
    Non-fiction: Dan Quayle
    Book Club: Joanne Harris
    Authors: Joan Dideon
    Book Bag: Phil Rizzuto

  7. March 14, 2012 7:22 pm

    Well I had Joanne Harris and Joan Dideon.

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