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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 Choice, The Last Song, Safe Haven, The Best of Me, See Me, The Longest Ride, and Two by Two. The Choice will become his eleventh 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. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Notebook 13,652 copies, 292 reviews
A Walk to Remember 8,974 copies, 163 reviews
Dear John 7,293 copies, 204 reviews
The Last Song 5,624 copies, 188 reviews
The Wedding 5,564 copies, 73 reviews
Message in a Bottle 5,349 copies, 74 reviews
The Lucky One (Author) 5,260 copies, 124 reviews
Nights in Rodanthe 4,962 copies, 76 reviews
A Bend in the Road 4,954 copies, 52 reviews
The Rescue 4,784 copies, 40 reviews
The Choice 4,705 copies, 90 reviews
The Guardian 4,673 copies, 77 reviews
At First Sight 4,394 copies, 58 reviews
True Believer 4,111 copies, 64 reviews
Safe Haven 4,104 copies, 117 reviews
The Best of Me 2,968 copies, 83 reviews
The Longest Ride 2,309 copies, 67 reviews
Three Weeks with My Brother 1,992 copies, 39 reviews
See Me 1,474 copies, 36 reviews
Two by Two 1,277 copies, 36 reviews
Every Breath 1,014 copies, 25 reviews
The Return 577 copies, 16 reviews
The Notebook [2004 film] (Author) 543 copies, 4 reviews
The Wish 319 copies, 8 reviews
Dear John [2010 film] (Author) 146 copies, 1 review
Message in a Bottle [1999 film] (Author) 137 copies, 2 reviews
The Last Song [2010 film] (Author) 96 copies, 1 review
The Longest Ride [2015 film] (Author) 95 copies, 1 review
The Choice [2016 film] (Author) 65 copies
The Notebook [and] The Wedding (Author) 35 copies, 2 reviews
De terugkeer 6 copies
El cuaderno de Noah 2 copies, 1 review
EL REGRESO 2 copies
O Milagre 1 copy
The Shack (Author) 1 copy, 1 review
Mensaje de amor 1 copy, 1 review
The Best of Me [2014 film] (original book) 56 copies
Livros condensados (Author) 4 copies

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Nicholas Charles Sparks is an American novelist, screenwriter, and philanthropist. He has published twenty one novels and two non-fiction books, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 115 million copies sold worldwide in more than 50 languages.

Eleven of his novels have been adapted to film, including The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven (on all of which he served as a producer), The Lucky One, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, and The Notebook, with a cumulative domestic box office totaling more than $574M.

Sparks lives in North Carolina, where he contributes to a variety of local and national charities. In 2011, he launched The Nicholas Sparks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to improving cultural and international understanding through global education experiences for students of all ages.
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