Maybe Everything (2018)

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Title: Maybe Everything

Author: Alicia Lidwina

Release Date: September 2018

Language: English


Blurb:

A dead star—that’s what I am.

Just like a star that ran out of fuel—destined to wane in the dying universe. A star that shrank so greatly it couldn’t even turn to black hole. Like a solar system that lost its core; a hollow space populated with planets no longer bound by celestial gravity. I was left adrift in the boundless ocean of negativity.

And on the edge of the observable universe, there I stood by the entrance to my heart.

There was the door you once opened.

It is now closed.


Description:

Maybe Everything, essentially, is a collection of my writings that I wrote during the time I was so deeply in love I didn’t know how to survive other than writing about it. I wrote about life in general, falling in love, unrequited love, sacrifices, sorrow, heartbreak, mending your heart… and eventually giving yourself second chances. So I just knew the color scheme has got to have something to do with the contrast between light and darkness. I wanted the cover to not only represent the darkness in our hearts, but also the light. The small speck of hope that persistently roosts inside and never taking flight.

I want the cover design, and most importantly, the book, to help its readers embrace the darkness in their hearts, without ever letting go of hope. The book is a silent prayer I offer for everyone who’s hurting from the inside—so that someday, somewhere, they will feel alright again.


Where to find

Goodreads | Amazon | Gramedia | Gramedia Digital

Unspoken Words (2018)

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Title: Unspoken Words

Author: Alicia Lidwina

Release Date: January 2018

Language: Bahasa Indonesia


Synopsis

Ada kata-kata yang tidak sempat terucap oleh Kemuning sebelum Bunda meninggal dunia. Tak peduli betapa dia ingin memutarbalikkan waktu, Kemuning tahu dirinya sudah terlambat.

Ada kata-kata yang tak sempat terucap oleh Bunda semasa hidupnya. Oleh karena itulah beliau datang ke dalam mimpi Kemuning—untuk menyampaikan apa yang tak sempat tersampaikan tujuh tahun yang lalu, ketika beliau masih hidup.

Bertemu kembali dengan Bunda di dalam mimpinya mungkin merupakan kesempatan terakhir Kemuning untuk meminta maaf—sesuatu yang sudah ingin dilakukannya sejak dia menyebabkan kematian Bunda bertahun-tahun silam.

Namun, apa yang ingin Bunda sampaikan padanya? Di balik kenangan akan masa kecilnya, Kemuning harus mencari tahu maksud dari pesan-pesan misterius Bunda. Terutama karena dia tahu Bunda hanya muncul dalam mimpinya, dan dia juga tahu bahwa tak ada mimpi yang takkan berakhir.


Where to find

Goodreads | Amazon | Gramedia | Bukabuku | Parcelbuku | Grobmart

Maybe Everything (2017)

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Title: Maybe Everything

Author: Alicia Lidwina

Release Date: September 2017

Language: English


Description

Alicia Lidwina’s popular short story, printed in a booklet format. The book tells a story of a woman, who was asked a question by her beloved: “What would you have done differently if we were born in this world with different circumstances?” Unable to immediately give an answer, the woman pondered for a long time.

It wasn’t until she lost everything, did she finally have the answer to that question: maybe nothing, and maybe everything.

Maybe Everything has been published on Alicia’s website and Instagram.


Where to buy

Tokopedia


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3 (Tiga) (2015)

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Title: 3 (Tiga)

Author: Alicia Lidwina

Release Date: August 2015

Language: Bahasa Indonesia


Synopsis

“Selama seseorang masih memiliki sesuatu untuk diperjuangkan, dia tidak akan bunuh diri. Kecuali jika memang bunuh diri adalah satu-satunya cara mempertahankan apa yang dia perjuangkan.”

Kalimat Hashimoto Chihiro membekas di kepala Nakamura Chidori, bahkan setelah perempuan itu bunuh diri. Apa sebenarnya yang mengubah pandangan hidup Hashimoto sampai dia mengakhiri hidupnya? Mungkinkah karena Nakamura tidak pernah menepati janjinya? Mungkinkah karena Nakamura menyimpan perasaan kepada Sakamoto, yang seharusnya merupakan sahabat mereka?

Setelah tujuh tahun tidak bertemu, Nakamura harus kembali berhadapan dengan masa lalunya. Di antara memori akan persahabatan, janji yang diingkari, impian, dan cinta yang tak berbalas, tersembunyi alasan kepergian Hashimoto yang sebenarnya.


Where to find

Goodreads | Amazon | Gramedia | Bukabuku