Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made

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Macmillan, Jan 8, 2008 - Fiction - 416 pages
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Gayle Saunders and Patricia Reid were total opposites who chose each other as best friends when they were children. Through the years they were raised together, as close as sisters. Gayle, the beauty pampered by her working-class parents, believes a man will make her world complete. Pat, the brainy one, is the hand-me-down child whose mystery parentage haunts her. She's determined to finally make a home for herself: in the executive suite at the top of her career. And then there is Marcus Carter, linked to both women from the moment a childhood tragedy bonds them in secrecy. Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made is more than a novel--it's the reading experience that swept the country. You will be drawn into the lives of these honest and believable characters from the first page--and they won't let you go until the last.

 

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User Review  - Gingersnap000 - LibraryThing

I discovered the authors on Library thing and their book was recommended to me by LT based on my reading choices listed. First off, you do not need to be an African American to enjoy this book about ... Read full review

TRYIN' TO SLEEP IN THE BED YOU MADE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A sprawling, melodramatic debut ``by and about best friends'' that has enough plot twists and surprises for a season of soap operas. And, for all its attention to intraracial conflict and sexual ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
34
Section 4
47
Section 5
68
Section 6
76
Section 7
91
Section 8
101
Section 17
209
Section 18
219
Section 19
230
Section 20
244
Section 21
260
Section 22
278
Section 23
292
Section 24
311

Section 9
110
Section 10
119
Section 11
129
Section 12
142
Section 13
153
Section 14
167
Section 15
184
Section 16
200
Section 25
320
Section 26
331
Section 27
356
Section 28
367
Section 29
379
Section 30
389
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Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant are the bestselling authors of Better Than I Know Myself and Far from the Tree. Tryin' to Sleep in the Bed You Made won the Merit Award for fiction from the black caucus of the American Library Association, the Book of the Year award from Blackboard, and the New Author of the Year Award from the Go On Girl Book Club. Virginia and Donna first met while working as models, and what should have been a rivalry ended up as a decades-long friendship. Virginia lives in New Jersey, and Donna lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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