by Christopher Boucher
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In an alternative world where inanimate objects talk and words are given new meaning, a father struggles to save his ailing son, a 1971 Volkswagen Beetle, while looking into his father's death.
December 9, 2011 Susan Stamberg gathers recommendations for the season's best books from independent booksellers Lucia Silva, Rona Brinlee and Daniel Goldin. This winter, their top picks range in subject from toasters to typeface, odd bookmarks to old Volkswagens, department stores to pasta design.
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