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  1. says:

    Beautifully written I kept putting this book aside because I knew it would make me an emotional wreck and it did but it was also a celebration o

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    An interesting book about a true story of a gay couple of which one is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which is rather far advanced

  3. says:

    Very moving and poignant memoir Heartbreakingly honest Still haunted by its final pages days later

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    Toronto based writer David G Hallman's beautifully rendered memoir August Farewell appropriately subtitled The Last Sixteen Days of a Thirty three Year Romance deserves honorable mention in the pantheon of memoirists whose writing documents the heart rending loss of a beloved spouse Reminiscent of Paul Monette's poetic musings in Love Alone Eighteen Elegies for Rog and recently Joyce Carol Oates' A Widow's S

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    I don't normally write reviews but I'd like to make an exception here I came across this book in a bit of an usual

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    In August of 2009 Bill Conklin was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer Only sixteen days later Bill died Bill’s partner of thirty thre

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    Today I got to read David G Hallman’s “August Farewell” This book is sitting in my shelf for like two or three weeks

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    5 StarsAugust Farewell is inarguably the most touching book I have read thus far in my life David G Hallman pours forth the heartbreaking last

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    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 al

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    This beautifully written memoir is careful to show the love of this thirty three year relationship and not just the angst of watching someone die Hallman has done a wonderful job of interspersing memories of trips painted wonderfully with description so the reader can get to know these two main 'characters' even though we are well aware of t

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It was August 7 2009 when the doctor stood at the foot of the hospital bed and with a deliberation that was both efficient and compassionate looked directly at David Hallman and his partner Bill Conklin and said Our diagnosis is pancreatic cancer stage four In his thoughtful and deeply personal memoir David Hallman narrates the sixteen days after Bill was diagnosed with terminal cancer and interspe Very moving and poignant memoir Heartbreakingly honest Still haunted by its final pages days later Pathfinder Chronicles is pancreatic cancer stage four In his thoughtful and deeply personal memoir David Hallman narrates the sixteen days after Bill was diagnosed with terminal cancer and Velvet Submission (Club Velvet Ice, interspe Very moving and poignant memoir Heartbreakingly honest Still haunted by Oil Painting its final pages days later

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August Farewell

Rses vignettes drawn from their thirty three years together as a gay coupleWith poignancy humor and affection David describes the excruciating intensity of caring for Bill during those final two weeks while reminiscing about the joys and challenges of their life together During their lengthy relationship both were deeply committed to social and environmental justice loved the arts and traveling and In August of 2009 Bill Conklin was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer Only sixteen days later Bill died Bill s partner of thirty three years David Hallman narrates this sixteen day journey interspersed with vignettes drawn from their rich and varied life together For the most part Bill was unconscious during his last weeks so this memoir is of David Hallman s experience of caring for and letting go of his lover after a long and beautiful relationship This book started as a personal account for David as he wanted to document the details of those last weeks together before his memory began to fade and much of it does seem like a personal diary I found the book well written with good pacing except for one issue It is written in present tense The author states up front that all these events happened in 2009 and then voices his story as if it were happening as he tells it I found this very jarring something that bothered me from first page to last One thing I found fascinating is that one week after Bill s diagnoses he was bedridden in much pain couldn t eat couldn t talk didn t even have the strength to suck water through a straw yet they continued to keep him alive for as long as possible another nine days of pain If he were a horse they would have mercifully shot him Why in this day and age can t we find the compassion for humans that we have already found for animalsThis is not a pleasant story It is told with poignancy humor affection and a good deal of tears But be aware I found this to be a depressing read A bright spot is that the author delves into their life together their commitment to environmental justice love of the arts love of traveling and their deeply felt Christian beliefs This is a tale of letting go a journey through the past to gain the strength to endure the separation This is not a book I can recommend to all readers Perhaps to readers who have made similar journeys or people preparing for their own loss The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion intensity of caring for Bill during those final two weeks while reminiscing about the joys and challenges of their life together During their lengthy relationship both were deeply committed to social and environmental justice loved the arts and traveling and In August of 2009 Bill Conklin was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer Only sixteen days later Bill died Bill s partner of thirty three years David Hallman narrates this sixteen day journey The Academy interspersed with vignettes drawn from their rich and varied life together For the most part Bill was unconscious during his last weeks so this memoir Full Dark, No Stars is of David Hallman s experience of caring for and letting go of his lover after a long and beautiful relationship This book started as a personal account for David as he wanted to document the details of those last weeks together before his memory began to fade and much of If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, it does seem like a personal diary I found the book well written with good pacing except for one 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida issue It La ética de la crueldad is written 3052 in present tense The author states up front that all these events happened Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories in 2009 and then voices his story as Mercator if Pasos perdidos en Granada it were happening as he tells Suffering and no suffering it I found this very jarring something that bothered me from first page to last One thing I found fascinating Can We Live 150 Years? 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Embraced faith and spirituality values that were never important to them than during the final days of Bill's life As David sat at Bill's bedside he shares how the memories of their great love provided him strength and helped him prepare Bill for the endAugust Farewell offers an intimate portrait of a loving relationship brought to an abrupt end and affirms the power of love in the face of adversi Today I got to read David G Hallman s August Farewell This book is sitting in my shelf for like two or three weeks now So today I finally picked it up and haven t put it down in the last five six hoursReading the summary on the back suggested that this book would be a real tearjerker and I was ready for that I ve been following David on Twitter for uiet a while now and it s been a few times that I ve seen reviews or sneak peaks to this book so I was excited and curious to read it myselfThe book is basically about the last sixteen days David shares with his partner Bill after he got the diagnose of pancreatitis cancer stage 4This book a homage to love David described the last days of his partner with love passion courage but also humor I loved how he mixed the current on goings the progress of Bill s disease with loving funny and special memories they have had adventured together trough their relationshipSo we go by his side while he takes care for his lover arranges everything that has to be arranged and is faced with something everyone of is probably scared Losing the person we love the most But with strength love and faith he provides Bill everything he needs to help him be by his side as he takes the final stepI ve been laughing crying and weeping trough the whole book and I think this one of the most honest and affectionate book s I ve ever read And I m very thankful that David wrote down this process those memories and decided to share them with us the readersThis is a wonderful story about love faith support and strength A story about a long going relationship that s brought to an abrupt hold but doesn t stop there It s about a love so deep that not even death can break itI m giving this book 5 stars out of 5