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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

May 25, 2012

Children’s: What 12-year-old crime solver did author Eve Bunting unleash, in Coffin on a Case?

Classics: What famed abode does Colonel Pyncheon build on land taken from a farmer he framed for witchcraft, in an 1851 novel?

Non-Fiction: What tiny island is the subject of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place?

Book Club: What author’s Tabloid Dreams includes a dozen stories based on real headlines, like Boy Born with Tattoo of Elvis and Every Man She Kisses Dies?

Authors: What author of Reversible Errors was appointed to help review Illinois’ death-row policy in 2000?

Book Bag: Who began his Dark Tower book series with the ominous line: “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed”?


8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 25, 2012 6:49 am

    Yay, I know Children’s! Henry Coffin!

  2. May 25, 2012 9:01 am

    Children’s: No idea, but from the title I’d guess his/her name is Coffin

    Classics: The House of Seven Gables.

    Non-Fiction: I thought this was Haiti but it doesn’t sound small enough. Best I can do is somewhere in the Caribbean.

    Book Club: ?

    Authors: Scott Turow. I have the home state advantage on this one.

    Book Bag: Stephen King

  3. May 25, 2012 10:09 am

    Book Bag: King

  4. May 25, 2012 11:30 am

    Stephen King. And, yes, House of Seven Gables?

  5. May 25, 2012 8:35 pm

    ::groan:: I knew one.

  6. May 26, 2012 8:57 pm

    I’m really grasping today, but I think Classics must be The House of the Seven Gables. The only one I know for sure is Book Bag which is Stephen King. Not a good week for me!

  7. May 28, 2012 9:55 am

    Children’s: Henry Coffin
    Classics: The House of Seven Gables
    Non-Fiction: Antigua
    Book Club: Robert Olen Butler
    Authors: Scott Turow
    Book Bag: Stephen King

  8. May 30, 2012 12:13 am


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