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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: 4.06 · 4,791,823 ratings · 143,933 reviews · 129 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Notebook

4.07 avg rating — 1,126,084 ratings — published 1996 — 94 editions
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A Walk to Remember

4.15 avg rating — 572,993 ratings — published 1999 — 136 editions
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Dear John

4.02 avg rating — 484,524 ratings — published 2006 — 120 editions
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The Last Song

4.14 avg rating — 465,233 ratings — published 2008 — 104 editions
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The Lucky One

4.11 avg rating — 298,799 ratings — published 2008 — 105 editions
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Safe Haven

4.20 avg rating — 295,880 ratings — published 2010 — 127 editions
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Message in a Bottle

3.95 avg rating — 201,275 ratings — published 1998 — 138 editions
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The Rescue

4.10 avg rating — 155,490 ratings — published 2000 — 96 editions
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The Guardian

4.15 avg rating — 149,188 ratings — published 2003 — 94 editions
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Nights in Rodanthe

3.83 avg rating — 142,178 ratings — published 2002 — 122 editions
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True Believer At First Sight
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October 2015, Nicholas Sparks
"His Favorite Romantic Thrillers: Star-crossed lovers mix with danger and suspense in these picks from the bestselling author, whose latest novel is See Me." ...More

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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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The Swan Thieves The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova by Elizabeth Kostova

Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love. The Swan Thieves is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope.
 
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Someone Else's Love Story Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson by Joshilyn Jackson

At twenty-one, Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Natty, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced Catholic mother and Jewish father. She’s got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up in a gas station mini-mart and falling in love with a great wall of a man named William Ashe, who willingly steps between the armed robber and her son.
 
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Ashley Bell Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz by Dean Koontz

At twenty-two, Bibi Blair’s doctors tell her that she’s dying. Two days later, she’s impossibly cured. Fierce, funny, dauntless, she becomes obsessed with the idea that she was spared because she is meant to save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. This proves to be a dangerous idea. Searching for Ashley Bell, ricocheting through a southern California landscape that proves strange and malevolent in the extreme, Bibi is plunged into a world of crime and conspiracy, following a trail of mysteries that become more sinister and tangled with every twisting turn.
 
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The Forty Rules of Love The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak by Elif Shafak

In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love.
 
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Fluke Fluke Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore by Christopher Moore

Just why do humpback whales sing? That's the question that has marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn and his crew poking, charting, recording, and photographing very big, wet, gray marine mammals. Until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite me.
 
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The River of No Return The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway by Bee Ridgway

Two hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield, Lord Nicholas Falcott wakes up in twenty-first-century London. The Guild, a secretive fraternity of time travelers, informs him that there is no return. But Nick yearns for the beautiful Julia Percy, who remains in 1815. As fate and the fraying fabric of time draw Nick and Julia together once again, the lovers must match wits and gamble their hearts against the rules of time itself.
 
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See Me See Me by Nicholas Sparks by Nicholas Sparks

Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he's determined to walk a straight line. To Colin, that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life. Reminding himself daily of his hard-earned lessons, the last thing he is looking for is a serious relationship.
 
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