Friday, September 3, 2010

Trivial Pursuit for Book-Lovers

Children's: Who told the story of the New World pioneer settlers from the Native Americans' perspective, in her children's novel The Birchbark House?

Classics: What James Joyce short story collection begins with The Sisters and concludes with The Dead?

Non-Fiction: Who had endured a forced separation from her husband for 23 years, when she penned the 1984 memoir Part of My Soul Went with Him?

Book Club: What hard-bitten novelist wrapped up his award-winning Border Trilogy with Cities of the Plain?

Authors: What author of Mr. Sammler's Planet did London's Times dub "the most important writer in English in the second half of the 20th century"?

Book Bag: What author introduced supershrink Alex Delaware in When the Bough Breaks?


Karen said...

I will guess that the separated wife was Winnie Mandela.

And I've read and/or listened to a few Alex Delaware books, so I'm answering the last one: Jonathan Kellerman.

Harriet M. Welsch said...

Children's: Louise Erdrich. I've been meaning to track that one down.

Classics: Dubliners

Non-Fiction: Mandela -- totally blanking on her first name this morning. Winnie!

Book Club: McCarthy

Authors: Bellow

Book Bag: ??

bermudaonion said...

The only one I know is the first one - Louise Erdrich.

Jenny said...

Classics is The Dubliners, but that's all I got.

Betty (Beth) said...

Thank you Modern British Literature.
Classics: Dubliners

Sadly, I don't have any of the others...

Avid Reader said...

Classics: Dubliners

That's all I've got. Tough one.

Jeanne said...

Children's: Louise Erdrich
Classics: Dubliners
Non-Fiction: Winnie Mandela
Book Club: Cormac McCarthy
Authors: Saul Bellow
Book Bag: Jonathan Kellerman

Harriet got all but one--and those of us who read mystery novels got that last one!