The title of this National Book Award-winning novel stems from a long-play phonograph recording owned by the brother of one of the two main characters. The recording features the Ohio State University band and glee club and celebrates a year of college life, even to the point of including a fragment of a Bill Stern broadcast of the Ohio State-Illinois football game. What is the name of the novel and who wrote it?

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Answer to Book Bag #581:

Rosemary Sutcliff, Alfred Tennyson, Thomas Berger, Mary Stewart, Donald Barthelme and Marion Zimmer Bradley all wrote about King Arthur and his court.


Janet Aldrich, Washington, D.C.