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Love, Literarily

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Love Literarily game quiz
"Love is in the air--and in the library. Ten questions about novels, memoirs and poems that use 'love' prominently in their titles."

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1. Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez released a book in 1985 detailing a love affair between Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza that lasts (with 622 affairs along the way) for fifty-one years. What is this lovely book?
    Of Love and Other Demons
    Love in the Time of Cholera
    One Hundred Years of Love
    The Lover in His Labyrinth

2. In 2006, writer Elizabeth Gilbert wrote a memoir about her life after her divorce, when she traveled to Italy, Indonesia and India. It stayed on the "NYT" Best Seller list for 110 weeks and Oprah Winfrey focused two of her shows on it. What is this book?
    Eat, Pray, Love
    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Myself
    Love Around the World
    Intercontinental Love

3. The poem "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" begins "Come live with me and be my Love,/ And we will all the pleasures prove/ That hills and valleys, dale and field,/ And all the craggy mountains yield." Who wrote this masterpiece of romantic poetry?
    William Congreve
    John Bunyan
    Christopher Marlowe
    Colley Cibber

4. In 1989, author Katherine Dunn published a book about the Binewski family and its traveling carnival. What is the title of this book, which contains characters such as Oly the albino hunchback dwarf and Arty the Aquaboy?
    Three-Ring Love
    Love Under the Big Top
    Geek Love
    Love in the Sawdust

5. Stephen King wrote a novel in 1999 about a young girl named Trisha who gets lost in the woods and must survive the dangers of nature (including a bear-like creature that may or may not be supernatural) using only her wits and the advice given by her favorite baseball player via what may be hallucinations. What is the title of the book?
    The Girl Who Loved Cecil Fielder
    The Girl Who Loved Jason Varitek
    The Girl Who Loved Mariano Rivera
    The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

6. A novel by screenwriter Erich Segal was released on Valentine's Day in 1970, and became that year's best-selling fiction book. What was this novel?
    Love Story
    How Deep is Your Love?
    Crazy Love
    The Spy Who Loved Me

7. This 1920 novel by D.H. Lawrence tells the stories of sisters Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen, and was pilloried by critics for being lewd and obscene. What is this modern classic?
    Love or Something Like It
    True Love
    The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
    Women in Love

8. A song by Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard, begins "O my Luve's like a _____/ That's newly sprung in June". What fills in the blank?
    Red, red rose
    Newborn babe
    Silver spring
    Brilliant bow'r

9. A 2002 novel by Alice Sebold tells the tale of Susie Salmon, who is raped and murdered and who watches from the Afterlife as her friends and family go on with their lives. What was this surprise hit?
    The Lovely Bones
    Angels and Lovers
    Endless Love

10. Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer Prize for this 1987 novel, the story of the slave Sethe, her daughter Denver, and Paul D., the ex-slave who tries to make a normal life with the women. What is this book?
    The Loveliest of Trees
    How Like Love

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