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What was the name of this story referring to 17-year cicadas?

I believe that this is probably A Woman Like a Fieldstone House, a short story by Anne Tyler that was published in 1989. Tyler donated the story to be published in a short story anthology, sold to ...
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Meaning of description of Jim waking in "The Gift of the Magi"

Jim is not waking from sleep. He is stunned to see that Della has cut her hair, and it takes him a moment to recover. When he does get over the initial shock, it is as if he wakes up from a trance. ...
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