Talk Before Sleep

Talk Before Sleep

Book - 1994
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Random House, Inc.
"Until that moment, I hadn't realized how much I'd been needing to meet someone I might be able to say everything to."

They met at a party.  It was hate at first sight.  Ruth was far too beautiful, too flamboyant.  Not at all Ann's kind of person.  Until a chance encounter in the bathroom led to an alliance of souls.  Soon they were sharing hankies during the late showing of "Sophie's Choice," wolfing down sundaes sodden with whipped cream, telling truths of marriage, mortality, and love, secure in a kind of intimacy no man could ever know.  Only best friends understand devil's food cake for breakfast when nothing else will do.  After years of shared secrets, guilty pleasures, family life and divorce, they face a crisis that redefines the meaning of friendship and unconditional love.


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Baker & Taylor
Cautious, conventional Anne shares a deep bond of friendship with the outspoken and eccentric Ruth, building an honest, open relationship that evolves into something deeper when Ruth is diagnosed with cancer.

Baker
& Taylor

Cautious, conventional Anne shares a deep bond of friendship with the outspoken and eccentric Ruth, building an honest, open relationship that evolves into something deeper when Ruth is diagnosed with cancer. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, [1994]
New York : Ballantine Books, 2006
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9780345491251
Branch Call Number: FICTION BERG...E
Characteristics: 210 pages ; 21 cm

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Mar 15, 2015

Very good book, certainly a must read for every woman. Heartfelt and touching with quite a few moments of laughter to balance out all the emotions. I would highly recommend reading it.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 30, 2014

This is a novel of compassion, humour, tenderness, honesty, living and dying, but most of all, of friends. You will want to be part of this group forever.

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Toonie21
May 20, 2013

A touching, heart searching, self questioning/reflective read. As always with Elizabeth Berg I found it difficult to put to the book down or even in this case stop thinking about the characters. A wonderful insight into palliative care and grieving.

kake2000_ca Aug 03, 2012

A must read for all women!

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