What a wonderful tribute Hallman has written to the life and love that he and Bill shared.
Yet for all the tragedy implied -- and, yes, I wept a good deal -- my journey was lifted by Hallman's very exquisite detail of a full life.
It should open up lines of communication about life, death and how to tackle it gracefully, compassionately and with love.
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 6 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 15 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 17 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 Frayn
Having been in similar position myself, many years before, I was profoundly moved by this book. I was there with author. I was there when he told Bill about his HIV diagnosis. Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by Clayton Littlewood