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Trivial Pursuit for Book Lovers

June 21, 2013

Children’s: What refurbished dump truck stars in a series of children’s books by Julie Andrews?

Classics: What author’s A la recherche du temps perdu came out in the 1990s under the new “correctly translated” series name In Search of Lost Time?

Non-Fiction: What U.S. state’s Chase County did William Least Heat Moon dig up dirt on, in PrairyErth?

Book Club: What author followed three painstakingly polished award-winning novels with a rambling Kafkaesque epic called The Unconsoled?

Authors: What reclusive Mao II author hands out cards reading “I don’t want to talk about it”?

Book Bag: What title did Jackie Collins come up with in 1989 to complement her 1982 opus The World is Full of Divorced Women?

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  1. RonG permalink
    June 21, 2013 8:42 am

    Avoiding the obvious answers, I can report that William Least Heat Moon wrote about Kansas.

  2. June 21, 2013 9:01 am

    Children’s: Dumpy

    Classics: Proust

    Book Club: Kazuo Ishiguro

  3. June 21, 2013 3:19 pm

    I’ve got the obvious answers, too — I really liked the WLHM book about going by boat across the country, but I have not read this one, probably because of the disturbingly spelled title. Really!

  4. June 21, 2013 4:31 pm

    Children’s: Dumpy

    Classics: Proust, of course. The funny thing is that I was just looking at this at the bookstore around the corner a scant few minutes ago and thinking about how I haven’t seen it in a long time.

    Non-Fiction: Kansas

    Book Club: Ishiguro — one of the few of his that I have not read

    Authors: Don DeLillo — bought it years ago after loving White Noise and still haven’t read it.

    Book Bag: ? Not really my idiom.

  5. June 23, 2013 2:26 am

    Kansas has a Chase County so I will go with that.

  6. June 24, 2013 8:19 am

    Children’s: Dumpy
    Classics: Marcel Proust
    Non-Fiction: Kansas
    Book Club: Kazuo Ishiguro
    Authors: Don DeLillo
    Book Bag: The World is Full of Married Men

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