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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

July 20, 2012

Children’s: Who dropped the surname Wortis when he opted to defy his folks and start writing children’s books?

Classics: Who wrote of Flem Snopes’ ruthless rise to power, in The Hamlet, The Town and The Mansion?

Non-Fiction: What athlete was criticized for releasing his memoir My Prison Without Bars the same week the Baseball Hall of Fame announced its picks?

Book Club: What urban minister did Tom Wolfe model the flamboyant Reverend Bacon character on, in The Bonfire of the Vanities?

Authors: Who toiled on the whaling ship Acushnet, before a career as a novelist beckoned?

Book Bag: What mute title character does Chin Ah Kin chase across the Pacific Northwest, in a Karen Joy Fowler novel?


6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2012 7:24 am

    Non-fiction is Pete Rose. I’m so happy I know one!

  2. July 20, 2012 7:49 am

    Children’s: Avi

    Classics: Faulkner

    Non-Fiction: ?

    Book Club: Al Sharpton? “Urban minister” seems like a funny category to me.

    Authors: Melville

    Book Bag: ?

  3. July 20, 2012 7:50 am

    Classics: Faulkner

    Authors: Maybe Melville?

    Welcome back!

  4. July 20, 2012 8:48 am

    The only one I can make a guess at is Authors, which is probably Herman Melville.

  5. Karen D permalink
    July 20, 2012 9:30 am

    The whaler is Melville. the ahtlete must be Pete Rose.

  6. July 23, 2012 8:29 am

    Children’s: Avi
    Classics: William Faulkner
    Non-Fiction: Pete Rose
    Book Club: Al Sharpton
    Authors: Herman Melville
    Book Bag: Sarah Canary

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