Nicholas Sparks

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Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.

Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and he followed with the novels Message in a Bottle (1998), A Walk to Remember (1999), The Rescue (2000), A Bend in the Road (2001), Nights in Rodanthe (2002), The Guardian (2003), The Wedding (2003), True Believer (2005) and its sequel, At First Sight (2005), Dear John (2006), The Choice (2007), The Lucky One (2008), The Last Song (2009), Safe Haven (2010), The Best of Me

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Average rating: 4.07 · 4,815,773 ratings · 144,568 reviews · 144 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Notebook

4.07 avg rating — 1,132,632 ratings — published 1996 — 212 editions
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A Walk to Remember

4.16 avg rating — 576,277 ratings — published 1999 — 136 editions
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Dear John

4.02 avg rating — 486,591 ratings — published 2006 — 120 editions
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The Last Song

4.14 avg rating — 466,863 ratings — published 2008 — 104 editions
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The Lucky One

4.11 avg rating — 300,049 ratings — published 2008 — 105 editions
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Safe Haven

4.20 avg rating — 297,502 ratings — published 2010 — 127 editions
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Message in a Bottle

3.95 avg rating — 201,821 ratings — published 1998 — 138 editions
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The Rescue

4.10 avg rating — 155,996 ratings — published 2000 — 96 editions
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The Guardian

4.15 avg rating — 149,612 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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Nights in Rodanthe

3.83 avg rating — 142,608 ratings — published 2002 — 122 editions
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True Believer At First Sight
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3.81 avg rating — 140,451 ratings

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman (Goodreads Author)
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This novel, set in Sweden, tells the story of Ove, who can best be described as a curmudgeon. The story takes place after the death of his wife, and shows how healing can occur with the unlikeliest of people, in the unlikeliest of ways.
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To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay
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Quite simply, this is one of my favorite novels of all time, and one that I've reread at least a dozen times. It tells the story of an elderly widower, who's befriended by a dog that no one else ever sees, a dog that helps him through his loneliness. ...more
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To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay
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Silk by Alessandro Baricco
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This is another form of love story, one written in almost poetic form. It was a major world-wide bestseller years ago -- millions of copies -- and if you haven't had the chance to read it, you should do yourself a favor. It's short and poignant and b ...more
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Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock
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This isn't a novel; in fact, it's a book that can probably be read by most people in less than an hour. It is more of an artistic expression of both love and desire in written form, as explored via a mysterious correspondence, in which the reader can ...more
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Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock
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This isn't a novel; in fact, it's a book that can probably be read by most people in less than an hour. It is more of an artistic expression of both love and desire in written form, as explored via a mysterious correspondence, in which the reader can ...more
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A Song of Shadows by John Connolly
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I’ve been a fan of the Charlie Parker thrillers since the beginning; John Connolly works in a genre of one. They can be very dark and explore the sometimes blurry edges of right and wrong, but I’m a fan.
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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams
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Yet another wonderful collection of short stories, some with twists and turns you simply don’t see coming. Plus, it features autobiographical comments on when, why and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.
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Dear Life by Alice Munro
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This new collection pinpoints the moment a person is forever altered by a chance encounter, an action not taken or a simple twist of fate. These are terrific stories by an amazing talent, a writer so good I learn something new with every story.
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Close to Shore by Michael Capuzzo
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The true story of the New Jersey shark attacks by a rogue Great White that triggered mass hysteria and launched the most extensive shark hunt in history—these events eventually inspired the movie JAWS.
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“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.”
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

“So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

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