|Plot Summary of Talk Before Sleep |
|"A woman's best friend is dying of breast cancer. As she takes care of her friend, she struggles with the competing demands of her dying friend vs. her very much living daughter & husband. Since this friend is the feisty, smart, spontaneous one who shows her how to have fun "despite" being a mother, she clings to her friend all the more for fear of losing the best parts of herself when her friend dies. She also interacts with her best friend's other good friends, realizing the power of female friendship through these women who range from a tough-talking lesbian to a sweet and frail co-worker. "
Linda Napikoski, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Talk Before Sleep |
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Family, caring for ill
Who is sick?
- platonic (!) friend
because he/she is
- physically ill
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- good friends
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- natural phenomena
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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