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And This Too Shall Pass

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  3,930 Ratings  ·  41 Reviews
E. Lynn Harris's bestselling and ground-breaking novel forms a heady cocktail of the romantic storytelling of Terry McMilan and the generous vision of Armistead Maupin.
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Published by Not Avail (first published 1996)
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Winter Sophia Rose
Funny, Unforgettable, Realistic, Sexy, Captivating & Addictive! An Amazing Read! I Loved It!
Jun 02, 2011 Todd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read this book a longgggggg time ago and really enjoyed it. Ended up seeing a traveling production of the play version in Dallas a few years back. Great show!!
Aug 29, 2007 Tamika rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When discussing a read aloud book, one of my students "R" raised his hand to contribute to our class discussion. He said, "Everything will work out in the end." With a knowing smile on my face I asked, "How do you know this R? All of these problems and we're no where near the end!! How do you know?" To which he replied matter of factly, "Because stories always end happily ever after. They always work out in the end." This was one of my proudest/most memorable moments as a teacher. (1) R was one ...more
Mar 30, 2015 (a)lyss(a) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had no idea what I was getting into when I picked up this book. It's a page turner full of well written characters and thought-provoking stories.

I was drawn in by the emotions behind the characters and the way the stories interact with one another. While it starts out prose-y at times a narrative combining these unique characters came together quickly. Touching on stories of sacrifice and love and sadness this book is beautiful. Talking about black, gay lives in an unexpected and positive way
Jul 13, 2011 J rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
(FROM JACKET) In "And This Too Shall Pass", Harris takes us into the locker rooms and newsrooms of Chicago, where four lives are about to intersect in romance and scandal. At the heart of the novel is the celibate Zurich, a rookie quarterback for the Chicago Cougars whose trajectory for superstardom is interrupted by a sexual assault charge by Mia, a sportscaster with her own sights on fame. With his career in jeopardy, Zurich hires Tamela, a high-powered attorney, to defend him, while Sean, a g ...more
So never read an infamous E. Lynn Harris book and wanted a light pageturner, and got just that..This book had pretty transparent characters with an okay plot that turned ridiculous near the end..I cant say that I was disappointed as I expected something kind of like this: a plot focused on a woman looking for a man and a great guy coming to save her,a mysterious man looking for something or someone to give him closure and a steamy romance scene (in this case with two men and pretty graphic but t ...more
Emilie Andersen
Dec 13, 2012 Emilie Andersen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was good because it's different! The gay stories you read nowadays are very alike and not very mature, which I felt this was. It was grown-ups who found each other and it was so much better than the typical cliché stories, that are very popular at the moment. I liked how it followed 4 different people whose lifes intervene in one way or another. The only story I found boring was Mia's, but because her story had a great impact on Zurich's, then I read almost all of it :b. The reason why it g ...more
I wanted to love this book but the Tamala story was too much. She is bigoted and homophobic. I found her relationship with Caliph lukewarm, dull and uninteresting. I didn't pick up on the chemistry.
Mia was written as a selfish and uppity bitch. I could not garner any sympathy for her. What happened to her was horrible yet I wasn't sympathetic. I hate that she accused an innocent person of hurting her then went around being even more rude and bitchy than before,
Loved Gina and her relationship w
Kemesha Gabbidon
I was pretty underwhelmed by this book. I found myself not caring much about most of the characters.I however was very sympathetic towards Sean and to be fair the book was an easy read. Many of the characters tended to be one dimensional and almost cliche in some aspects but still entertaining. I expected Tamela to be a bigot and not even be certain why. I expected the all knowing grandmother and I expected Zurich to be naive. I did like the way the author intertwined the story lines. It read li ...more
Zurich Robinson is a young black starting quarterback for an NFL expansion team who, after refusing the sexual advances of a local sportscaster, finds himself accused of her rape. Readers know he didn't do it, because he's staying celibate while he figures out his sexual identity, a process complicated by the fact that he's got two different men interested in him--one just for the sex, and one for the love. His defense attorney has romantic problems of her own. Luckily, his grandmother has enoug ...more
T Neff
Jun 16, 2014 T Neff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an inspiring story! It was a page turner from beginning to end. I really enjoyed it. It was spiritually touching. If you like books like this, you should also "Under the Peach Tree" by Charlay Marie.
Monnica Peoples-williams
This was a great read but you have to read all of E. Lynn Harris' books from the beginning! He was and still is my favorite author!
Agnes Duncan
Feb 17, 2010 Agnes Duncan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Great reading.Helps to keep an open mind on spirituality....bascially that we are all sinners yet we are all loved by the father.We are in no position to judge .
This was a good read. Fun and engaging and thought-provoking on occassion. However, the quickie ending kind of irked me. It seemed rather slap dash but all and all. It was a good book. I enjoyed it.
Feb 28, 2009 Corinne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have this book, but read it some time ago, but I am a fan of all of e. lynn harris books, all of them are good.
Jasmine Upkins
Good read.

It took me a awhile to get into this book, but knowing how great of a writer E. Lynn Harris was I knew it would win me over!
Aug 03, 2013 Eddy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an enjoyable book but at times seemed slow. I wanted more connection with the characters. I enjoyed the previous book more.
Feb 15, 2013 Deidre rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classic E. Lynn Harris, it's a series so you have to read the first book and go from there. I have all of his books and never lend them out!
I enjoyed the "faith in god" overtones in this book, especially in that god loves everyone- even homosexuals and they too are just as derserving of true love.
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E. Lynn Harris was born in Flint, Michigan and raised, along with three sisters, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville where he was the school's first black yearbook editor, the first black male Razorbacks cheerleader, and the president of his fraternity. He graduated with honors with a degree in journalism.

Harris sold computers for IBM, Hewlett-Packard,
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