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And then, suddenly, a break in the clouds, shining starlight that’s faint but like the blowing of a trumpet compared to the darkness. Because it’s so dark, Seth can see more stars in the small tip in the sky than he thinks he’s ever seen in the whole expanse of it. The break widens, shining…

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The little cemetery in Whaletown wasn’t very far from their home, but Ruth didn’t get around to visiting as often as she should. She had planted a small dogwood tree next to her parents’ grave, but that first summer they’d had a drought, and she’d forgotten to water it, so although the little tree had…

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But Ruth was neither patient nor accepting, and she really liked to know. After a few short years (fifteen, to be exact—brief by his count, interminable by hers), surrounded by all this vegetative rampancy, she was feeling increasingly unsure of herself. She missed the built environment of New York City. It was only in an…

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…. Plan C: Bunda meninggal (… aku menangis, menangis, dan menangis lagi …). Tinggal bersama Nenek Run dan Tante Yuna. Jadi anak yatim piatu, meski sebenarnya aku masih punya Ayah. Masa depanku gimana, yah? Kalau Bunda enggak ada …. everything’s gonna be dark. Aku enggak berani berpikir lebih jauh tentang Plan C. Baru kusadari, aku sayang banget…

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But the first man who walked in under low gray skies seemed less dangerous than stunned. He was dirty, of indeterminate age, dressed in layers of clothes, and he hadn’t shaved in a long time. He appeared on the road with a gun in his hand, but he stopped and let the gun fall to…

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Atticus looked up at her, puzzled, and she said, ‘You better step out here and see what’s in the kitchen, Mr. Finch.’ We followed him. The kitchen table was loaded with enough food to bury the family: hunks of salt pork, tomatoes, beans, even scuppernongs. Atticus grinned when he found a jar of pickled pigs’…

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“You’re gonna be my little sister.” I gasped. “But remember that I’m gonna be your big brother and you’re gonna have to do what I say,” Bird said. Everyone laughed. “Oh, Bird,” Mom said,” Is that all you can tell her?” “Hmmmm…,” Bird said, thinking. “No. We can play Superman. You can give me your…

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Postingan Scene On Three terakhir di blog ini, terbit tahun lalu. Payah ya? Pertama mengikuti Scene On Three memang sebenarnya saya berniat untuk mengcapture bagian-bagian favorit dari buku-buku yang saya baca (dan itu bisa terfasilitasi oleh meme mingguan ini). Lacur, niat hanyalah niat bila tidak ditunaikan. Tapi sudahlah, kini saya kembali (meski tak bisa berjanji apakah…

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My favorite book, by a wide margin, was An Imperial Affliction, but i didn’t like to tell people about it. Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evaengelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put  back together unless and until all living humans read…

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As we went into the tunnel, I didn’t hold up my arms like I was flying. I just let the wind rush over my face. And I started crying and smiling at the same time. Because I couldn’t help feeling just how much I loved my aunt Helen for buying me two presents. And how…