What a wonderful tribute Hallman has written to the life and love that he and Bill shared.
The language is much less pretentious, the storytelling is more direct and matter-of-factly as befits this sort of story.
It is a beautiful tribute to a loving relationship and to the power of hope and faith in letting go.
Very sad and predictable end of life story but very sad
and emotional as expected. But I did enjoy it.
Yesterday I reviewed David G. Hallman's first novel, Searching for Gilead. Knowing that "August Farewell" was about the last couple of weeks in the life of his partner, I... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Hans Hirschi
August Farewell challenges the reader to remain within the sense of peace and beauty which persistently is such a major contribution of this testimony. Read morePublished 18 months ago by enrique brieba
this memoir is so well crafted and written that it reads like an excellent novel. I was absorbed from the beginning right to the end. Yes, I cried.Published 19 months ago by Winslow
August Farewell: The Last Sixteen Days of a Thirty-Three-Year Romance
August Farewell is inarguably the most touching book I have read thus far in my life. David G. Read more
I feel almost that I can't articulate how deeply moved I was by August Farewell. I cannot imagine watching the final days of a loved one, let alone a partner of thirty-three years. Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by Jenn Booksessed
I finished reading David Hallman's beautiful memoir of the life of his partner and realized I had been in the presence of true love. Read morePublished on August 24, 2012 by Drake Braxton
Beautifully written, extremely moving - August Farewell is the long and colorful journey shared by two people in love and the ultimate passage we all have to face. Read morePublished on June 7, 2012 by Arthur Wooten
August Farewell is a sad, uplifting, poignant mix of love story and tragedy. The flashback glimpses into the author's life with his beloved Bill bring the depth of their... Read morePublished on May 19, 2012 by Julie