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Title:
Tilt : every family spins on its own axis : a novel
Author:
Burns, Elizabeth, 1959-
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Edition:
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Books, 2004.

©2003
Physical Description:
287 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Includes readers guide.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780425195925
Format :
Book

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Which could also be the same as saying everything's impossible in this family. It's the tightrope I walk between the Irish knowledge that cookies always crumble, and the Midwestern fact that a sunny disposition can get you anywhere...

Bridget Fox's life is full of blessings, including her husband Pierce, a talented sculptor, and her two delightful daughters. But her elder daughter, Maeve, doesn't seem to be developing the way she's supposed to. She doesn't respond when she's called. She doesn't like to be touched, and the slightest disturbance sends her into a frenzy. Suddenly Bridget, who has plenty of experience with travel and art and sophisticated pleasures, is facing challenges she's never imagined. And as she copes with loss, change, and uncertainty-sometimes with nothing to hold on to but Maeve, and her sense of humor- she begins to find a strength she's never imagined...


Author Notes

Elizabeth Burns is an award-winning poet. She has won the Academy of American Poets Award, the Foley Award, the Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing and the Lenore Marshall Award for Prose and for Poetry as well. Elizabeth teaches writing, women's studies and writing seminars in St. Paul, Minnesota.