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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The Notebook (The Notebook,...

4.11 avg rating — 1,392,410 ratings — published 1996 — 240 editions
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A Walk to Remember

4.18 avg rating — 702,114 ratings — published 1999 — 160 editions
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Dear John

4.03 avg rating — 555,835 ratings — published 2006 — 147 editions
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The Last Song

4.15 avg rating — 517,615 ratings — published 2008 — 124 editions
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The Lucky One

4.12 avg rating — 334,689 ratings — published 2007 — 130 editions
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Safe Haven

4.21 avg rating — 346,683 ratings — published 2010 — 141 editions
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Message in a Bottle

3.96 avg rating — 218,602 ratings — published 1998 — 163 editions
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The Rescue

4.11 avg rating — 171,209 ratings — published 2000 — 119 editions
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The Guardian

4.15 avg rating — 164,599 ratings — published 2003 — 112 editions
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Nights in Rodanthe

3.83 avg rating — 158,343 ratings — published 2002 — 144 editions
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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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