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Talk before sleep: a novel

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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 Sleepis sure to find a place in readers' hearts. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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full_title talk before sleep
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lastUpdate 2018-03-10 04:22:42AM

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display_description The gripping story of a woman dying from cancer. The narrator is Ann Stanley, an unhappily married nurse. All the more reason for her to admire Ruth Thomas who leaves her husband, even though it means leaving her son, too. A bond develops between the two and when Ruth is struck with cancer Ann helps her die, the process described in minute detail. By the author of Durable Goods.
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subject_facet Cancer -- Patients -- Fiction, Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- United States -- Fiction, Large type books, Women -- United States -- Fiction
title_display Talk before sleep : a novel
title_full Talk before sleep / Elizabeth Berg, Talk before sleep : a novel / Elizabeth Berg
title_short Talk before sleep :
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topic_facet Cancer, Friendship, Large type books, Patients, Women