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Amma is walking along the promenade of the waterway that bisects her city, a few early morning barges cruise slowly by to her left is the nautical-themed footbridge with its deck-like walkway and sailing mast pylons
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Back in his den with the cocoa he settles into the beanbag chair bequeathed to him by a departing student the year before.
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Here are some things I know about weight.
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Well, here it is: the newest, bang-up-to-date edition of Up the Duff.
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Long ago, when I was a junior high school student in America, I remember being taught by a biology teacher that all the chemicals that make up a human body could be bought in a hardware store for $5 or something like that.
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Dear Girls, You are prohibited from reading this book until you are twenty-one years old.
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That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a gigantic creature.
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‘I am absolutely terrified of losing a job I absolutely hate.’
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It was four nights before Christmas Eve, and the city of San Francisco had decked the halls, houses, and grand public edifices in a sparkling, merry Christmas display.
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Even now I still dream about Brodie’s Watch, and the nightmare is always the same.
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Our meeting was not contrived.
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The best-known modern Chinese ‘fairy tale’ is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, born in the last years of the nineteenth century.
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The city looked small on a map of America.
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For much of the year I had been awaiting the go-ahead on what was potentially one of the most demanding, exhausting, but exhilarating acting roles I’d ever been offered.
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‘I would like to be on good terms with all animals,’ remarked the woman, to her daughter.
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Now that people communicate with one another primarily by social media, letter-writing has become a lost art.
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OK.
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And I could only have seen her there on the stone bridge, a dancer wreathed in ghostly blue, because that was the way they would have taken her back when I was young, back when the Virginia earth was still red as brick and red with life
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Listen.
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My mother has the tenacity of a bulldog, looks like June Cleaver, and curses like a truck driver.