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Wednesday, March 18, 2009 12:40 pm
A Dark & Stormy Afternoon: Round 2
Posted by: Keir Graff

(Previously on Nerd vs. Nerd.)

Category: Novels, 1900-1950

Mother died today.

The winners’ hopes died, too, as they looked at each other, both of them thinking, That sounds incredibly familiar. The correct answer–which turns out to be one of George W. Bush’s favorite books–went unguessed. Embarrassed silence all around.

Category: Children’s Books

More than anything else in the world, Angelina loved to dance.

The Losers had landed on Children’s Books–their wheelhouse. “Angelina Ballerina!” exclaimed Ilene, and The Losers took the lead. Are the teams’ names some kind of postmodern ruse?

Score: The Winners 1, The Losers 2

Answers
A) The Stranger, by Albert Camus (1942)
B) Angelina Ballerina, by Katharine Holabird (1983)

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