publication date: Monday, August 9, 2004 (part of Round XXIII)

category: Literature

clue: You can take the girl out of Kentucky, but you can't take Kentucky out of the girl. Who's the king?

explanation: Kingsolver grew up in Kentucky and has made it a part of her identity as an author. (Her most famous novel, The Bean Trees, was about a young woman who left Kentucky for the desert but found it remained a part of her.) more…

solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Megan Baxter, Todd Brotsch, Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Anthony Lewis, Scott Baumann, and C. K.

player landmarks: This was the last goo solved by C. K..

trivia: More than one player guessed Kentuckian nonfiction writer Gail King.


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