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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

October 26, 2012

Children’s: What book by Nancy Farmer tells of 11-year-old Nhamo, pledged by her family to marry an older man, to stop the illness brought on by her name?

Classics: What erstwhile muckraker unleashed fascist-fighting secret agent Lanny Budd in a 1940 novel?

Non-Fiction: What Randy Shilts chronicle of the AIDS epidemic insists: “AIDS did not just happen to America. It was allowed to happen”?

Book Club: What novel by Tennessee-born Arthur Golden is written in the voice of Japan’s Nitta Sayuri?

Authors: Who toiled as a speechwriter for Vice President Bush, before mocking financial gurus with the novel God Is My Broker?

Book Bag: What dark mystery writer has penned Lost Light, Void Moon and A Darkness More Than Night?

 

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2012 7:54 am

    Children’s is A Girl Named Disaster! I love it when I’m here early enough to be the first to answer a question.

  2. October 26, 2012 7:59 am

    Book Club: Memoirs of a Geisha

  3. October 26, 2012 10:16 am

    Guess!! Nonfiction = And the Band Played On?

  4. October 26, 2012 4:07 pm

    And the Band played on, and memoirs of a geisha —

  5. October 27, 2012 6:34 am

    Nope, don’t know any #inadequateEnglishmajoragain

  6. October 29, 2012 8:36 am

    This was a hard week, especially without Harriet! As usual, though, guessing is rewarded.

    Children’s: A Girl Named Disaster
    Classics: Upton Sinclair
    Non-Fiction: And the Band Played On
    Book Club: Memoirs of a Geisha
    Authors: Christopher Buckley
    Book Bag: Michael Connelly

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