Something to Be Tiptoed Around

Something to be Tiptoed Around is a gorgeous experimental blend of fictocriticism and autofiction that explores grief, femininity, morality, abjection, time and fear.

Author: Emma Marie Jones


ISBN: 0987625381

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Something to be Tiptoed Around is a gorgeous experimental blend of fictocriticism and autofiction that explores grief, femininity, morality, abjection, time and fear. Through a series of short essays that draw from Greek mythology, Jones weaves a tale that is deeply moving, reflective and utterly enthralling.

Something Fierce

The Niece's status was even higher now, and the teachers tiptoed around her. Curfew was still in effect, and one evening we were at the stone steps when the ...

Author: Carmen Aguirre

Publisher: Portobello Books

ISBN: 9781846274022

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 465


One minute, 11-year-old Carmen is watching her hippy mum put curlers in for the first time, the next she is being dragged with her sister through LA airport with her mother muttering about 'the patriarchy' under her breath. The three of them board a plane that takes them to Peru, next door to the Chile from which the family had fled after Pinochet's coup. Eight days after landing in Lima, and still perplexed by their mother's disguises and lies, they're off again, on a bus bound they know not where. They are then to spend most of the next decade, the 1980s, moving from dictatorship to dictatorship, evading capture, torture and peril at every turn. It is no way to spend your teenage years, until, overnight, it becomes the way Carmen herself chooses.

Plays by Women

We should have talked about it , somebody should have said something , done
something , anything , I was feeling ... She couldn't bear it , I couldn't bear it , we
couldn't go on like that , with my parents tiptoeing around not knowing what to do

Author: Michelene Wandor

Publisher: London ; New York : Methuen

ISBN: UCSC:32106008964360

Category: Education

Page: 135

View: 120


Four British plays deal with a poet and her mother, a family's breakdown in communication, a woman who literally wrestles with her problems, and the interaction of a group of office workers

The Silk Purse

... even though we had to be very quiet and tiptoe around, something I never ... The thing about Titi Ginny's visits is that they were always short and ...

Author: Raquel Ortiz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462812597

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

View: 816


Memoir of a South Bronx Childhood The Silk Purse, a memoir set in the l950s tells of Raquels ingenuity, courage, and inner strength as she struggles to keep her dreams alive while living under the close supervision of at least a dozen pairs of vigilant loving eyes. Raquels early childhood was filled with strict rules, traditional expectations, and myriad household duties imposed by her Puerto Rican Cuban extended family. From age 3-18, she lived under the watchful gaze of her parents, maternal grandparents, a great aunt, her half-sister, their majestic collie Sabu, various tenants, and many of the residents of the South Bronx, New York, apartment building where they all lived. Some episodes are touching examples of growing up; others are painful and poignant passages in the life of this young girl and her family. The story themes are about friendship, loyalty, childhood pranks, her first job, first love, first separation and much more. In spite of the cramped quarters located in the midst of a neighborhood that is showing signs of devastation, decay, and danger the apartment and building were a sanctuary for Raquel and her family. Raquel Ortiz writes with such humor and vivid description, I felt I was eating a juicy mango too! The coming of age stories of this young Latina are written with simplicity, humility and such dulzura you cant help but journey with the author to bitter sweet places in your own heart. -Linda Soto-Harmon, First Book, (A national childrens literary organization) Buy Your Copy Now!! Call 1-888-795-4274 Ext. 479 or Visit us @ (click search) Resellers, distributors and bookstores: call the above toll free number to place your order with the booksellers discount (40% soft cover / 20% hard cover) off the retail price.

The Secret of the Lake

“you seem ill tonight, what is wrong? did things not go as planned? ... something was not right. He tiptoed around the table in silence like a chinese cat.

Author: JB Faw

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463409210

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 997


LOCAL GIRL FOUND AFTER TWENTY YEARS The head lines shocked Lora Watson as she sat on the patio drinking her morning coffee. She calls her friends to meet her at the Tavern's Inn. Lora writes a gossip column for the local newspaper and Lisa Young had been gossip since high school. Lisa Young was a spoiled rich girl with long blond hair and a coke bottle figure and all the boys were crazy about her. They lavishly covered her with expensive gifts. While in college Lisa was having an affair with Mr. Gibson, a prominent attorney in Brownsville. They both got mixed up in drugs and greed put them on the wrong road with Drug Dealers. Lisa was looking for a rich life and lots of money. Mr. Gibson knew how to deal with Drug Dealers and Lisa Young was the perfect entertainer for the men from the Drug Cartel. They were not beyond murder. They thought they would never get caught. Two of the townsmen turned up dead, no one suspected sweet Lisa Young, and certainly not the town's greatest attorney. Soon everything began to change and Lisa found out she had a conscience and wanted out, a remarkable series of events begins to unfold. . . . she finds two friends that she can trust but Lisa wonders if it's too late.

Centre center

Just have to get something , ” she whispered , tiptoeing around the bed , to the
closet . She took a dress she had deemed too short for Canal , her high
moccasins . Tiptoed out . In the bathroom she stripped off her jeans , her
turtleneck , folded ...

Author: Mary Burns

Publisher: Talon Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008731718

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Centre/Center begins on the eve of the American lunar mission in 1969. A group of friends celebrate a moon wake on the Pacific shore of California, fearful of the cosmic consequences of the impending technological defilement of Diana, the virginal moon goddess who presides over children, the hunt, and the virgin forest. Presented as a tryptich of three novellas spanning two generations, each interrelated section is set a decade apart, and the unfolding lives of these characters are seen from the perspective of a different member of the group in each panel. Throughout, there is a gradual movement of characters from America, to what is perceived as the unspoiled neighbor to the north, Canada. The last panel is narrated in 1989 by the young daughter of one of the original protagonists. With an increasing sense of bewilderment, she deconstructs the personal mythologies so carefully embroidered by her father and his friends over an entire generation. Centre/Center is a moving and poignant good-bye to a country, an era, and the naive illusions held so dearly by a whole post-war generation in North Amenca.

Hell Yeah Outlaw Cowboy

Why were they tiptoeing around every damn thing? For the sake of what? Dad had been paralyzed over five years now. He'd had his time to come to grips with ...

Author: Carolyn Brown

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781492652694

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 588


Two ebooks for the price of one! Old flames reunite for a second chance at love in this $4.99 ebook duo from beloved, bestselling author Carolyn Brown and rising star Nicole Helm. Includes an excerpt from Nicole Helm's new holiday romance, True-Blue Cowboy Christmas. Hell, Yeah: Cathy O'Dell has been all over the country, but she never felt at home until she moved into the tiny apartment at the back of the Honky Tonk beer joint. Now she figures she's here to stay, loving every minute of the rowdy crowd, down-home juke box music, and constant pool tournaments. She's a beautiful blonde with big blue eyes and enough sass to make a grown man beg for mercy. Then gorgeous, rich, oil man Travis Henry gets it into his fool head that Cathy deserves a better life—with him, of course—and the sparks start to fly so bad they're like to set fire to the beer joint, if they don't go up in flames themselves first! Outlaw Cowboy: Ever since his father's accident, Caleb promised his older sister that he'd fix his terrible reputation. But when Delia Rogers, the town's baddest of the bad girls, needs his help hiding from the cops, Caleb is torn between his squeaky new image and his outlaw roots. Delia's out of options, so asking her reformed ex for help is her only choice. When a helping hand and seriously close quarters turn into more, Delia can't help but fall all over again...but she has a secret that will ruin everything, unless they're both willing to leave their reputations behind for something much more lasting. Praise for Carolyn Brown: "The most difficult thing about reading a Brown book is putting it down." —Fresh Fiction "Carolyn Brown is a master storyteller who never fails to entertain." —Night Owl Reviews Praise for Nicole Helm: "Helm delves into the depths of her characters' emotions, revealing their foibles and making them incredibly human." —Publishers Weekly "A beautifully crafted romance." —USA Today HEA for Rebel Cowboy

I Love You Stupid

She started to say something, but he wouldn't let her. “All this talk about being ... telling her what he felt. He'd been tiptoeing around her long enough.

Author: Harry Mazer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504009997

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 186

View: 226


Can Marcus be friends with a girl without thinking about sex all the time? Marcus Rosenbloom wants to be a writer almost as much as he doesn’t want to be a virgin anymore. At seventeen years old, Marcus thinks, shouldn’t he have done it already? Crossed over to the other side, where everyone is different, more adult, more . . . experienced? His friend Alec is smooth and charming around girls; Marcus definitely can’t talk to him about his doubts. The only person he confides in is Wendy, a childhood friend who just moved back to Sherwood High to finish her senior year. Marcus and Wendy share their crushes, their disappointments, and their nervousness about dating and sex. Then Marcus has an idea: If he and Wendy share the same problem, maybe they can share a solution, too . . . or maybe it’s all much more complicated than he ever imagined.

Untimely Ripped

Something was up. It didn't take Sherlock Holmes to ... But just to be sure I tiptoed around the cabin like it was a minefield. I could imagine what would ...

Author: Joel Weinsheimer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595199563

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

View: 320


The first woman he ever loved is dead, and Evan Wade is compelled by demons of his own to discover her murderer. As this gripping tale of suspense unfolds, Wade comes to understand his own role in the crime, and the hunter comes to be hunted by the very murderer he seeks. In the chilling climax, Wade finds out more than he ever wants to know about himself, and that knowledge changes him forever. Set against the backdrop of one of the great social and moral controversies of our time, Untimely Ripped explores the relations between parents and their children, born and unborn, loved and abandoned. Yet, however serious and thought-provoking, the novel will delight as much by its uproariously funny scenes as its somber ones. For it tells not only a deeply moving, tragic tale of love and death but a heart-warming and comic story of love, life, and birth.

The Scheme of Things

So I've been tiptoeing around subjects rather than ask you facetoface. So, George, what is the big secret you are keeping from me?

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781682898727

Category: Fiction


View: 606


The Scheme of Things, a coming-of-age story with a thriller twist, poses the question: Have you ever had a secret? For young Henry Dodge, every day is an exercise in keeping his. Whether it’s his sketchbook falling into the hands of his older brother, John, or saying the wrong thing to his parents Big Ed and Kate, which may tip them off to the fact that he knows he is different. He would rather spend his afternoons with his friend Kelley, perfecting their disco moves than join in with the neighborhood boys and their sporting ways. When Danny Woodson moves into the neighborhood and becomes his brother’s best friend, Henry’s world is turned upside down, as his attraction to him is electrifying. In an effort to find a place to hide, Henry turns to TV, movies and music that provide him a great escape, a solace, which he can’t get from the world-at-large. Unfortunately, the nighttime soap operas of the 80’s plant the seeds of a scheme that involves running away to find Danny in Los Angeles. But the City of Angels holds only devils in disguise, backstabbing and heartache, as Henry thinks he has found shelter in The Palace of King George and his court of supporting players. In a tale that is equal parts comedy and heartbreak, Henry struggles to find acceptance and eventually going against the grain to find his place in the scheme of things.

Angel in Armani

Not after she did what she was about to do. Not unless he decided to have her arrested or something. She crept back into the main room, tiptoed around ...

Author: Melanie Scott

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781466835665

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 561


WILL A LOVE OF THE GAME Sara Charles is striking out on her own. With her dad out of commission, Charles Air has only one helicopter left—and only Sara to fly charters. With the family business in jeopardy, Sara needs all the clients she can get and the newest one is New York Saints team surgeon, Lucas Angelo. When an unexpected flirtation escalates into a night of pure blind passion, Sara is in agony over what she believes was extremely poor judgment on her part. She wants nothing more than to avoid Lucas. And keep her business her business. But she needs him—in more ways than one. LEAD TO A FIELD OF DREAMS? But there is a catch: Lucas also needs Sara. Spring training is upon him, and his schedule is madness. So he asks Sara to be his personal pilot. It's an offer she can't refuse. She intends to keep him at arm's length—especially when she discovers just what different lives they have. Little does Sara know that, for Lucas, the only thing more important than business is pleasure. He only plays to win. And he intends to hit it out of the park...

What Remains

I tiptoed around them and made my way to the improvised blockade. My arms creaked out towards the removable box. An odd sound outside stopped me in my ...

Author: Nathan Barnes

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 9781618685759

Category: Fiction


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The world has ended. Now the dead dominate the living. Wounded and weary, Nathan has reached his loved ones only to have his injuries prevent their planned escape. Now the family must flee into a landscape ravaged by hellish forces. Together they face the ghoulish reality of surviving the unending threats from both the living and the dead. In this sequel to The Reaper Virus, Nathan’s desperate quest to save his family has evolved into a struggle all of them must endure. The family discovers that when fighting for each other, there are no limits. And without limits, what remains of your humanity if you must become a monster to fight monsters?


He wondered what the man was really thinking , because the thing , the one thing
that they had tiptoed around , was the fact that two of his cops were cold blooded
killers and that something was going to have to be done about it . Something ...

Author: Mike McQuay

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553293338


Page: 555

View: 353


The Way to Cobbs Creek

... being evasive and euphemistic , as if tiptoeing around something in the middle of the floor it was either too frightening or too fascinating to look at ...

Author: Dabney Stuart

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826211437

Category: Fiction

Page: 153

View: 315


A quartet of stories by a Southern poet. In the title story, Mark Random meditates on the mysteries of family, comparing his fatherhood with that of his father, Seth. By the author of Sweet Lucy Wine.


“It was pretty specifically after I said something along the lines of I wish I had the guts to just make ... No reason to tiptoe around something like this.

Author: Cody McFadyen

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553907063

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 726


For FBI Special Agent Smoky Barrett, her colleague’s wedding is cause for celebration. Until a woman staggers down the aisle—incoherent, wearing only a white nightgown. A fingerprint check determines that she’s been missing for nearly eight years. Her coldly efficient captor toyed with her mind and body, imprisoning her, depriving her of any contact with the outside world. As Smoky fits together the pieces of what remains of the victim’s fractured life, a chilling picture emerges of a cerebral psychopath who doesn’t take murder personally, never makes a mistake, follows his own sinister logic, and has set the perfect trap.

Blink Caution

“How's the . . .what's it called . . . audio engineering— how's that going ... She'd thought maybe she could tiptoe around things by asking him about school ...

Author: Tim Wynne-Jones

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763654559

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 404


Two street kids get tangled in a plot over their heads - and risk an unexpected connection - in this heart-pounding thriller by Tim Wynne-Jones. (Age 14 and up) Boy, did Blink get off on the wrong floor. All he wanted was to steal some breakfast for his empty belly, but instead he stumbled upon a fake kidnapping and a cell phone dropped by an "abducted" CEO, giving Blink a link to his perfect blonde daughter. Now Blink is on the run, but it’s OK as long as he’s smart enough to stay in the game and keep Captain Panic locked in his hold. Enter a girl named Caution. As in "Caution: Toxic." As in "Caution: Watch Your Step." She’s also on the run, from a skeezy drug-dealer boyfriend and from a nightmare in her past that won’t let her go. When she spies Blink at the train station, Caution can see he’s an easy mark. But there’s something about this naïve, skinny street punk, whom she only wanted to rob, that tugs at her heart, a heart she thought deserved not to feel. Charged with suspense and intrigue, this taut novel trails two deeply compelling characters as they forge a blackmail scheme that is foolhardy at best, disastrous at worst - along with a fated, tender partnership that will offer them each a rare chance for redemption.

Blood Guilt

Depression , guilt , angst , lurked just beyond the periphery of his existence , and
he tiptoed around anything that might shake his composure . Above all he stayed
away from controversial journalism . He resumed his column , just for the Daily ...

Author: David Rice

Publisher: Dufour Editions

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017091807

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 237


What happens to a gunman when his killing days are over? In this gripping thriller written by the bestselling author of Shattered Vows, we meet Con Emmet, who is drawn into the Irish republican movement by fiery idealist Maeve. Soon he is carrying a gun for Mother Ireland. But his first mission goes tragically, unspeakably wrong...When he is exiled in America, Con's journalistic talent brings him nationwide fame and success, but his past guilt continues to haunt him, and alcohol becomes a panacea. When he meets a beautiful young woman and thinks he has another chance at love, Maeve returns from his shadowy past and he must make a fearful choice.

The Picture Makers

Picked up some mail , acted like she was busy with things . I went upstairs ,
tiptoed around . When you ' re the visitor , you ' re afraid to touch a thing , make
too much noise . But you know what ? It feels like everybody is a visitor in this
house .

Author: Emily Ellison

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: 0816151660

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 211


Eleanor Glass, a twice-married artist in her mid-thirties, finds her concern for those around her interferes with her own life, in a saga of twenty-five years in the lives of members of the Glass family of South Carolina

The Princess s Christmas Baby

... as if she had to tiptoe around things—he much preferred spiky, feisty Gigi. ... 'And I don't want to pry, but I had a feeling in the car that something ...

Author: Louisa George

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488066801

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 607


A pregnant princess… …and her knight in shining scrubs? When a forbidden and oh so passionate weekend together leads to a very unexpected consequence, Dr. Lucas Beaufort and Princess Gigi Baresi find their lives turned upside down. So when a car crash leaves Gigi’s father—the king!—with his life hanging in the balance, she’ll have to decide: duty to the crown, or claim the family, and love, she’s always wanted… From Harlequin Medical: Life and love in the world of modern medicine. Royal Christmas at Seattle General Book 1: Falling for the Secret Prince by Alison Roberts Book 2: Neurosurgeon’s Christmas to Remember by Traci Douglass Book 3: The Bodyguard’s Christmas Proposal by Charlotte Hawkes Book 4: The Princess’s Christmas Baby by Louisa George

Some Things Last Forever

Anyway, nobody knew what to say to her, so we just sort of tiptoed around her
month after month when we should have been there to surround her with love
and care. Then she and I got to talking and . . . well, it just seemed like something
that ...

Author: Lance Wubbels

Publisher: Bethany House Pub

ISBN: 1556614217

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 145


Book #4 in The Gentle Hills. The Macmillans discover the cost of supporting their friends' work among the Japanese after WWII.