Pat Conroy

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Scarlett O'Hara runs through the street in this image from a 1936 promotional poster for the book Gone With The Wind. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Pat Conroy credits his mother with turning him into an "insatiable, fanatical" reader. In his new memoir, My Reading Life, Conroy explains how reading has been a lifelong safe haven for him -- "the most rewarding form of exile." David G. Spielman/ hide caption

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