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The Best of Me

Format:  Hardcover,

292 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

Publish Date: Oct 2011

ISBN-13: 9780446547659

ISBN-10: 0446547654

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"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen."
In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.
Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: "Can love truly rewrite the past?"

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Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Publish Date: Oct 2011
ISBN-13: 9780446547659
ISBN-10: 0446547654
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 292
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.25 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Sparks, Nicholas

Nicholas Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on New Year's Eve, 1965. As a child, he lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California when he was eight. In 1984, he received a full scholarship to run track and field for the University of Notre Dame. 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 spent 56 weeks on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list followed by another 54 weeks on the paperback list.

Sparks has had a string of New York Times bestsellers including: A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle, The Rescue, A Bend in the Road, Nights in Rodanthe, The Guardian, The Wedding, True Believer and its sequel, At First Sight, Dear John, The Last Song, Safe Haven and The Best of Me. Safe Haven became his eighth film adaptation. Sparks is involved in many local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program (MFA) at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually. Along with his wife, he founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina and the Nicholas Sparks Foundation.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2011-09-15)

Hachette is taking October by storm with the release of this latest from Sparks, who offers up another love story, this one about former sweethearts who went their separate ways but are reunited years later. Sure to have patrons lining up to get their "ears" on it.

Book description

"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen".

In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined... and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5★ by 9reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Nicholas Sparks is a wonderful author. I have read all of his books, and this book is a great addition to the collection. If you are a fan of his books then get it! Walmart has the best price. 10/23/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Couldn't put it down. I started reading this book one night when I couldn't sleep, and before I knew it...it was morning and the book was finished. I couldn't put it down. Colorful characters, with a story that can bring you to tears. Sparks at his best. 02/07/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by great book Another great book from Nicholas Sparks. Full of emotion. He never disappoints 01/05/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by gift arrived on time I ordered this book as a gift. Free shipping to local store. Process went very well. 11/21/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by My daughter loves the book. This was bought as a gift for my daughter who is away at college, the convenience of site to store shipping saved me so much money. I simply paid for it and had them ship to her town near her college approx. 900 miles from my home. This is a great service, she loves the book. Thanks for the great price as well. 12/31/2011
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