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Talk Before Sleep: A Novel | Elizabeth Berg
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What do women talk about when they know they don't have forever? They talk about what they have always talked about, only they go deeper and more honest: with outrageous humor they try to mitigate pain. Intimate and uncensored sharing, the kind of connection women prize, is at the heart of this deeply moving novel about the grit and power of female friends. Ann and Ruth have always talked as only great friends can--honestly, and about everything: husbands and marriages, sex lives and children, their work, their hopes, their disappointments, and their dreams. For Ann, cautious and conventional, her closeness to the outspoken and eccentric Ruth brings about discovery and liberation, a chance to say whatever she wants, and, most important, under the insistent tutelage of Ruth, to become herself. Over the years, the women have shared recipes, quilting patterns, child care, delicate and dangerous secrets. Each rests secure in the knowledge that they will be friends forever. Then something happens that will change their lives forever, and the women begin to share something more profound than either of them might have predicted. Written with an unerring ear for how women talk, laugh, and cry together, and with a gift for capturing the uniqueness of personality, Talk Before Sleep is sure to find a place in readers' hearts. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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For some reason I thought of this book for #PillowTalk even though it‘s about female friendship. But I guess that talk before sleep can technically classify as pillow talk 🛌 😉

This is a good book and a tough read that I read years and years ago but has stayed with me.💜

squirrelbrain Sounds like a good one - stacked ❤️ 5mo
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Book: tagged
Movie: Sleeping Beauty
Song: The lion sleeps tonight

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Good song choice! 10mo
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Elizabeth Berg‘s introduction to the book probably is a better guide to the book‘s tone and content than the description on Litsy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Look at these beautiful roses from a friend who visited last night! I was blown away.
So this book. I‘ve avoided reading any fiction about cancer since my own cancer diagnosis (years ago - all good now). This is beautiful though - you can tell Berg has been alongside a friend with terminal illness and gets the details just right - the frustrations, awkwardness, the saying the wrong things, the fighting for hope. A tribute to female friendship

Centique A short, tender book - but like me, many of you may need to be in the right time and space to read it 💔💔💔 11mo
zsuzsanna_reads I'm glad it's all good now. 💜💜💜 11mo
Centique @zsuzsanna_reads thank you! 😘 11mo
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Eggs It's exactly 13 years ago this month that I was diagnosed-here's to us survivors 🥂 11mo
Centique @Eggs yay! So glad to be in this club 🥂 It will be 13 years for me in June. 💕💕 #snap 11mo
Freespirit Beautiful roses🌹 11mo
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