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Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Notebook (original 1996; edition 2004)

by Nicholas Sparks

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Authors:Nicholas Sparks
Info:Bantam Books (2004), Paperback, 272 pages
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The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (1996)

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One of the best movies and books of all time! Have read all Sparks books but this is my favorite! Being from NC, loved it as well as the relationship between 1946 between two time periods.

The Notebook is an achingly tender story about the enduring power of love, a story of miracles that will stay with you forever. Set amid the austere beauty of coastal North Carolina in 1946, The Notebook begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner returned home from World War II. Noah, thirty-one, is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other. Unable to find her, yet unwilling to forget the summer they spent together, Noah is content to live with only memories. . . until she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again. The result is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments, and fundamental changes that affect us all.
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
With Nicholas Sparks you can count on two things, great writing and loads of drama! His books are an emotional roller-coaster that rarely end with a happy ever after! They are draining in a good way! very cathartic! ( )
  grapeapril75 | Oct 18, 2014 |
I believe in love that can withstand all, and this book has so poetically captured what most dream of finding. It is so well written that even though I watched the movie long before I read this book, I was astounded. The characters are well developed and the plot is easy to follow. You find yourself immersed in a world of older, simpler times and wishing you were there. The description of the surrounding area where he has rebuilt the house is awesome and truly captures some of the North Carolina coast. I have firsthand views of it as well as the toil that having a loved one with Alzheimer���s can do. The direction that this took can bring hope to anyone to make them not only want a love like this but be able to love this way too. At first I wasn���t so certain about the manner of reading a book of someone who wrote a book of their own story down, but its delivery was flawless. ( )
  jesssika | Sep 9, 2014 |
Noah and Allie were first loves, but circumstances have kept them apart for years. Noah is living alone after service in the war and his father's death. Allie is engaged and living in another state, but suddenly decides to go back to the town and visit Noah if he's still there. They find themselves picking up where they left off, and Allie needs to decide if her fiance Lon or Noah is the right man for her.

I don't usually like romance (sorry, Nicholas, I know you like to call your books "love stories," but as far as I'm concerned, this one is romance through and through), but I picked this up because one of my library book discussions read it recently and one of the members was singing its praises. I didn't love it, but it's romantic and bittersweet, so if you're a fan of his books go ahead and give it a try. ( )
  bell7 | Aug 18, 2014 |
Ähm ... tja ... vielleicht sollte ich keine Bücher lesen, die nicht zu meinen bevorzugten Genres gehören; so gute Kritiken sie auch immer haben. Jedenfalls konnte ich mit diesem Buch, das ich in der Bibliothek unserer Ferienwohnung fand, überhaupt nichts anfangen. Bis auf ein paar schöne Sprachbilder, die mich erfreuten, hat mich nichts begeistert, die Geschichte kaum emotional berührt. Schade. ( )
  Telaara_Dunwin | Aug 10, 2014 |
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"Somewhere," muses Noah Calhoun, while sitting on his porch in the moonight, "there were people making love." The Notebook, a Southern-fried story of love-lost-and-found-again, revolves around a single time-honored romantic dilemma: will beautiful Allison Nelson stay with Mr. Respectability (to whom she happens to be engaged), or will she choose Noah, the romantic rascal she left so many years ago?

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An elderly lady with Alzheimer's disease listens to her old diaries that speak of the young love she has long forgotten.

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