by Jane Mount and Thessaly La Force
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Leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most-books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world.
December 13, 2012 Susan Stamberg presents the year's best books, picked by independent booksellers around the country. Selections range from gritty, free-verse fairy tales to ballerina photographs and a grim Southern story about a small town that would rather its ghosts remain at rest.
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