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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

August 24, 2012

Children’s: What head of state’s dental woes inspired a picture book by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora that tracks his increasing “tooflessness”?

Classics: Who set her novels With Shuddering Fall, Wonderland and Childwold in Eden Valley?

Non-Fiction: What Canadian-born TV newsman wrote in Wordstruck that he was “crazy about the sound of words, the look of words the taste of words”?

Book Club: What seven-word title didn’t stop Oscar Hijuelos’ 1989 novel from winning a Pulitzer?

Authors: What French author, born with the surname Quoirez, took her nom de plume from a princess in Remembrance of Things Past?

Book Bag: What novelist’s books inspired the movies Out of Sight, Get Shorty and Jackie Brown?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2012 7:23 am

    I know one! Book bag is Elmore Leonard!

  2. August 24, 2012 7:51 am

    Book Bag: Leonard is the only one I know.

  3. August 24, 2012 7:52 am

    Book Bag: Leonard is the only one I know.

  4. August 24, 2012 8:48 pm

    Only two for me this week:

    Book Club is The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. (Wonderful!)

    Book Bag is Elmore Leonard.

    The rest have me stumped.

  5. August 27, 2012 8:02 pm

    Children’s: George Washington
    Classics: Joyce Carol Oates
    Non-Fiction: Robert MacNeil
    Book Club: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
    Authors: Francoise Sagan
    Book Bag: Elmore Leonard

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