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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

October 12, 2012

Children’s: What Russell Hoban tale introduced a family that gobbles sand and gravel porridge for breakfast and slurps stick and stone stew for dinner?

Classics: Who returns home after 28 years to find his sugar cane plantation has made him rich, in a 1719 novel?

Non-Fiction: What John McPhee tome celebrates the role played by the noble shad in early American history?

Book Club: What Dorothy Allison novel tells of a 12-year-old spelunker whose mom brings her back to the family’s ancestral Georgia home?

Authors: What writer dedicated her 1994 murder mystery The Body Farm: “To Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah for his tireless fight against crime”?

Book Bag: What fantasy author launched his “Wheel of Time” series in 1990 with The Eye of the World?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2012 7:35 am

    Wow, a very tough one this week.

    Children’s: ?

    Classics: Robinson Crusoe

    Non-Fiction: Noodling for Flatheads

    Book Club: I haven’t read this one, but I’m guessing it’s Cavedweller

    Authors: ?

    Book Bag: ?

  2. October 12, 2012 8:13 am

    Book Bag: Robert Jordan. I don’t know any of the others.

  3. October 12, 2012 8:45 am

    Classics: Robinson Crusoe

  4. freshhell permalink
    October 12, 2012 9:56 am

    Authors: Patricia Cornwell?
    Childrens: argh – I should know this! It’s on the tip of my tongue.

  5. October 12, 2012 11:23 am

    Classics: I would guess Robinson Crusoe.
    Book Bag: I know it’s Robert Jordan

  6. October 12, 2012 3:15 pm

    I just cheated and looked up the Russell Hoban one and it looks really good —

  7. October 15, 2012 8:05 am

    Children’s: The Little Brute Family
    Classics: Robinson Crusoe
    Non-Fiction: The Founding Fish
    Book Club: Cavedweller
    Authors: Patricia Cornwell
    Book Bag: Robert Jordan

  8. Karen D permalink
    October 15, 2012 8:14 am

    I had to give up on the Wheel of Time books when I was spending 600 pages to get through 48 hours in the lives of mostly characters I didn’t particularly like.

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