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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

November 9, 2012

Children’s: Who reassured children with My Mama Says There Aren’t Any Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires, Creatures, Demons, Monsters, Fiends, Goblins or Things?

Classics: What Upton Sinclair novel helped inspire Congress to establish the Food and Drug Administration?

Non-Fiction: What island nation’s violent 1980s transition to democracy did Amy Wilentz chronicle in The Rainy Season?

Book Club: What novel set in a struggling Maine mill town won a Pulitzer for Richard Russo?

Authors: What women’s magazine did Kate White serve as editor for, while penning novels like If Looks Could Kill and A Body to Die For?

Book Bag: What novel by Martin Cruz Smith sends Gorky Park copy Arkady Renko to Cuba?



8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2012 8:36 am

    Classics: The Jungle
    Authors: no idea but I’m gonna guess Redbook
    Book Club: isn’t this pretty much all of them?

  2. November 9, 2012 10:01 am

    Classics: The Jungle

    Book Club: Empire Falls, love that book

    • November 9, 2012 6:44 pm

      I loved that book too but loved Wolves Eat Dogs even more.

  3. November 9, 2012 8:13 pm

    The Jungle!
    I’ve read Empire Falls twice. I didn’t mean to.

  4. Karen D permalink
    November 10, 2012 1:38 pm

    I only knew The Jungle this week. Yay mandatory reading lists in high school AP English classes….and discussion in AP American History.

  5. November 12, 2012 7:12 am

    Sorry, I’m a little late to this party this week.

    Children’s: Judith Viorst!

    Classics: As others have already said, The Jungle

    Non-Fiction: Not sure, but I’d guess from the time period and the suggestion of tropicality of the title that it’s Haiti.

    Book Club: Empire Falls. But I like freshhell’s answer.

    Authors: ?

    Book Bag: ?

  6. November 12, 2012 8:20 am

    Children’s: Judith Viorst
    Classics: The Jungle
    Non-Fiction: Haiti
    Book Club: Empire Falls
    Authors: Cosmopolitan
    Book Bag: Havana Bay

  7. November 13, 2012 10:48 am

    Haiti! I’ve read that book — it’s good.

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