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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

December 14, 2012

Children’s: What Chris Van Allsburg book centers on a boy who chases a dog through a magical topiary?

Classics: Who earned fame as a travel writer for books like The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express?

Non-Fiction: What author debunks the myth of California as a golden land of opportunity in Where I Was From?

Book Club: What William Trevor novella sends ex-madam Emily Delahunty to the Italian countryside to run an inn and pen romances?

Authors: How did British special operations head Maurice Buckmaster sign official documents during World War II, catching young Ian Fleming’s attention?

Book Bag: Who made the leap from writing “past history” to “future history,” with Killing Time?


5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 14, 2012 8:36 am

    Classics: Paul Theroux

    Authors: Maybe “License to Kill”?

  2. December 14, 2012 8:53 am

    The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
    Paul Theroux
    Joan Didion

  3. Karen D permalink
    December 14, 2012 9:34 am

    Authors: M?

  4. December 14, 2012 4:21 pm

    Paul Theroux and, I think Claudia is right — Joan Didion. the William Trevor one sounds good —

  5. December 17, 2012 8:51 am

    Children’s: The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
    Classics: Paul Theroux
    Non-Fiction: Joan Didion
    Book Club: My House in Umbria
    Authors: M
    Book Bag: Caleb Carr

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