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Searching For Gilead: A Novel Paperback – September 23, 2011
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The novel is broken into five sections spanning the 33-year relationship of Tommy and Jonathan's relationship. Yet the novel not only focuses on their relationship but the lives of their friends, families, careers, joys, struggles and tragedies.
I was drawn into this book very early on, about page 20. The characters are debating setting up a joint library. It was such a realistic scene that anyone could be living at any moment. It was that scene that made me fall in love with the characters, and made me wish that they were real people. I didn't want this novel to end; I read it slower than I've ever read a novel that I didn't hate. I savored this book. It is exquisite.
I had such an emotional response to this book that it may have bordered on the ridiculous. I read the second have in bed and more than once succumbed to tears. It took me hours to articulate how I felt about this book, to feel like I was doing it justice. While I know that some readers may be turned off by the fact that there are gay characters, but I will say that had this book featured a straight couple, I would have enjoyed it just as much.
I have only two negative comments about the book and they are quite superficial.Read more ›
Hallman is a master of storytelling, using his craft to entertain, excite, intrigue or make us fall in love with the characters and their stories. As a result, we have a chance to share their laughter and sorrows. Through it all, we gather a more open, understanding and accepting image of the world.
Searching for GILEAD is a must-read for any season. An absolute gift to oneself or a loved one.
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Searching for Gilead is an engaging piece of art. It is a poignant work of accompaniment in the search of life and meaning. Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by enrique brieba
I can't make a review just yet. I haven't finished the book, I had to put it down. It was becoming a little to syrupy, and unbelievable. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by winfred cook