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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

March 30, 2012

Children’s: What tale by Nancy Farmer tells how Granny catches the gnomes filching grain from the mill?

Classics: What Samuel Beckett novel begins with Malone sighing: “I shall soon be quite dead at last in spite of it all”?

Non-Fiction: What infamous gunman’s stage career is the subject of Gordon Samples’ Lust for Fame?

Book Club: What Amy Tan novel of family secrets was inspired by the author’s discovery that she had never known her mother’s real name?

Authors: What author’s famed Andalusia Farm did officials in Milledgeville open for public tours in 2002?

Book Bag: Whose novel Pattern Recognition centers on a “footagehead” hired to unearth the source of sinister Internet video clips?


8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2012 7:29 am

    I think I know book club!! My guess is The Bonesetter’s Daughter.

  2. March 30, 2012 8:58 am

    Children’s: ?

    Classics: Malone Dies

    Non-Fiction: Never heard of the book, but based on the clue I’d have to guess John Wilkes Booth

    Book Club: Joy Luck Club

    Authors:Flannery O’Connor

    Book Bag: ?

  3. March 30, 2012 9:57 am

    Flannery O’Connor
    One of those Amy Tan books I’ve read. They all blur together.

  4. March 30, 2012 10:54 am

    Book Club: Joy Luck Club?

    Yowza, that’s all I’ve got.

  5. March 31, 2012 8:47 am

    Classics — Malone Dies?

    Book Club — I’ll say Joy Luck Club

    Book Bag — could it be William Gaddis?

    Now I need to look all of these up. Not a good week for me, trivia-wise.

  6. Karen D permalink
    March 31, 2012 10:47 am

    I could only guess. Joy Luck Club (which I read, and THINK I’m right about.)
    and….is the infamous gunman also the assassin Booth?

  7. April 2, 2012 8:31 am

    Children’s: Runnery Granary
    Classics: Malone Dies
    Non-Fiction: John Wilkes Booth
    Book Club: The Bonesetter’s Daughter
    Authors: Flannery O’Connor
    Book Bag: William Gibson

  8. Karen D permalink
    April 2, 2012 10:17 am

    Piffle. I read The Bonesetter’s Daughter, too, but a good 10 years ago…it must have blurred with Joy Luck in my head.

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