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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

May 17, 2013

Children’s: What picture book did Faith Ringgold base on a painted quilt depicting picnickers on a city rooftop?

Classics: What play, Chekhov’s last, is set at the debt-ridden estate of Madame Ranevsky?

Non-Fiction: What newspaper, the subject of Gay Talese’s expose The Kingdom and the Power, inadvertently helped boost sales with a savage review?

Book Club: What novel by Michael Chabon lets Josef Kavalier and Sammy Klayman escape from the horrors of war by creating a comic book?

Authors: What British public school hired John le Carre as a teacher before he went on to write spy novels?

Book Bag: What light-hearted Douglas Coupland book follows a gaggle of Microsoft workers who escape to form their own company?

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  1. May 17, 2013 7:30 am

    Children’s: Tar Beach

    Classics: The Cherry Orchard

    Non-Fiction: New York Times

    Book Club: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

    Authors: Eton?

    Book Bag: ?

  2. May 17, 2013 8:30 am

    Classics: The Cherry Orchard (I think this is right, I vaguely remember reading in high school)

    Book Club: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

  3. Karen D permalink
    May 17, 2013 8:54 am

    BB: Serfs! On the others, I could only guess NF (NY Times?) and AU (Eton?)

  4. May 17, 2013 10:28 am

    Tar Beach and Kavalier and Clay.

  5. May 17, 2013 10:45 am

    My gosh, I actually know these! Microserfs, Eton, Kavalier and Clay, NYT, Cherry Orchard and Tar Beach, working backward.

  6. May 20, 2013 7:20 am

    Children’s: Tar Beach
    Classics: The Cherry Orchard
    Non-Fiction: The New York Times
    Book Club: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
    Authors: Eton
    Book Bag: Microserfs

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