Living in Two Languages

"When I married a Frenchman and moved to France, I slowly slipped into a French-speaking pattern. Only when the children grew up and left home, did I have the space to venture back to an English-speaking pattern. It took awhile to adjust and make the edges fit, then one day I found myself American once again. Pierre appreciates the variable metamorphosis, like having both wife and mistress. And I have the choice, will I live the coming day in French or in English?..."

This essay was first published in the Christian Science Monitor. Read it in one of the following anthologies: "Cupid's Wild Arrows," edited by Dianne Dicks (Bergli Books, Basel, Switzerland, 1993); "Two Worlds Walking," edited by Diane Glancy & C.W. Truesdale, (New Rivers Press, Minneapolis, 1994); "A Woman's Europe", (Travelers' Tales, 2004).

Selected Works

Memoirs and Reference Titles
Tiberghien weaves together essays, poems, photographs and family recipes to write a love story that bridges the ocean. "A poetic memoir evoking a life fully lived and closely observed" Peter Meinke
A memoir of a 60 year love affair and almost that many years marriage, where the author relates and relives especially the good moments, encouraging the reader to do the same.
An innovative portable workshop to give readers a solid foundation for their writing careers and to lead them to a writing life.
Relates an experience that belongs to everyone – of tapping the depths of the unconscious.
A spiritual memoir and an introduction to the way of silent prayer.
Personal Essays