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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

June 14, 2013

Children’s: What Judy Blume book gave Peter’s sworn enemy Sheila Tubman her first starring role?

Classics: What famed character is haunted by the baseball mitt of his brother Allie who died of leukemia?

Non-Fiction: What author of The Bushwhacked Piano hooked readers with Silent Seasons: Twenty One Fishing Stories and The Longest Silence: A Life in Fishing?

Book Club: Who felt the need to clarify that she had done no research for her 1998 domestic-abuse novel Black and Blue?

Authors: What novelist told the real-life tale of her brother’s death from AIDS, in My Brother?

Book Bag: What Russian novelist investigates the mysterious death of his stepson in J.M. Coetzee’s quasi-historical tale The Master of Petersburg?

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  1. June 14, 2013 8:58 am

    Children’s: Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

    Classics: Catcher in the Rye

    Non-Fiction: ?

    Book Club: Quindlen?

    Authors: ?

    Book Bag: Dostoevsky

  2. June 14, 2013 9:01 am

    Sheila the Great. And uh….as usual, I stink at this.

  3. Karen D permalink
    June 14, 2013 10:44 am

    ? (Though I know I read this as a kid.)
    Catcher in the Rye
    ?
    Anita Shreve
    ?
    ?

    • Karen D permalink
      June 14, 2013 10:45 am

      (by the by, Shreve is a guess. I haven’t actually read the novel in question.)

  4. June 14, 2013 1:32 pm

    Children’s: Super Fudge?

    Book Bag: Anna Quindlen

  5. June 14, 2013 7:36 pm

    Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great and Holden Caulfield and that’s all I got.

  6. June 17, 2013 8:17 am

    Children’s: Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great
    Classics: Holden Caulfield
    Non-Fiction: Thomas McGuane
    Book Club: Anna Quindlen
    Authors: Jamaica Kincaid
    Book Bag: Feodor Dostoyevsky

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