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Talk Before Sleep
Talk Before Sleep
Author: Elizabeth Berg
"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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345491251
ISBN-10: 0345491254
Pages: 240
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
This is one of the best books I have ever read. There is so much description and detail on every page, you cannot help but transport your mind to be with them and care about what is actually happening to Ruth. If this doens't make you appreciate the friends that you do have, nothing will.

This one will make you cry..........
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Elizabeth Berg does a good job of relating how women deal with the illness, in this case cancer, of a dear friend.
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One of the best books I have ever read. Very touching, will stick with you for a long time.
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The funny, sad, bittersweet story of a woman dying of cancer and the friends who care for and support her.
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Great, loved it. I don't think I've ever laughed and cried so much throughout a book. I will be getting more of Elizabeth Bergs books!
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"What do you say when you know you don't have forever? Ruth has been Ann's closest friend for years---her confidante, her solace, her comic relief, her tutor in life's mysterious ways. So when Ruth becomes ill, Ann is there for her without question. After all, it is Ruth who encouraged Ann to become who she is, Ruth whose rebellious, eccentric spirit provided the perfect counterpoint to Ann's conventional, safe outlook.
And so the friends go on as they always have...gossiping, consoling and sharing intimate secrets---but with the knowledge that each shared evening could be their last.

Acclaimed author Elizabeth Berg has created a searing novel about the strength and salvation of women's friendships. Deeply moving and surprisingly funny, TALK BEFORE SLEEP is an intimate, uncensored portrait of love and loss, struggle and resilience."

A book that is tender and irreverent by turns, funny and heartbreaking as well. It will remind you of the very best, warmest, closest friendships you have ever had which is the special kind only women can (and do) share. These are women you will recognize and feel comfortable with immediately.

If this is an example of Elizabeth Berg's writing, I can't wait to read her other books. I can understand why she is so popular. This is the first of her books I have read, but based on rave reviews I have read, I have purchased four others. Now that I have become a fan, I am looking forward to reading and sharing her other works. You would too.