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Sparks, Nicholas

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Works: 714 works in 3,686 publications in 12 languages and 165,278 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Love stories  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Ghost stories 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Editor, Adapter, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3569.P363, 813.54
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The notebook by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
115 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 7,882 libraries worldwide
In a Southern nursing home, an 80-year-old man reads from his diary to his wife, suffering from Alzheimer's. It's the story of their teenage romance, followed by years of separation because he was from the wrong class, followed by her decision, on his return from World War II, to be her own woman and marry him. 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 more. Allie Nelson, twenty-nine, is now engaged to another man, but realizes that the original passion she felt for Noah has not dimmed with the passage of time. Still, the obstacles that once ended their previous relationship remain, and the gulf between their worlds is too vast to ignore. With her impending marriage only weeks away, Allie is forced to confront her hopes and dreams for the future, a future that only she can shape. Like a puzzle within a puzzle, the story of Noah and Allie is just the beginning. As it unfolds, their tale miraculously becomes something different, with much higher stakes. The result is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments and the fundamental changes that affect us all
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
68 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 7,229 libraries worldwide
John, a high school dropout, enlists in the Army not knowing what else to do with his life. While in the Army he meets Savannah, they fall in love and she awaits his return from the Army. After 9/11 John feels it's his duty to re-enlist. During their long separation Savannah falls in love and marries someone else
A walk to remember by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
84 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 7,067 libraries worldwide
A romance featuring a troublesome teenager in South Carolina who is changed for the better by the love of a girl. She is the angelic daughter of a local minister and the boy joins her in doing good deeds. But she has a secret which will break his heart
Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
71 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,768 libraries worldwide
After her husband leaves her for a younger woman, forty-five-year-old Adrienne Willis reconsiders her entire life, until a trip to Rodanthe in North Carolina's outer banks leads to an encounter with successful surgeon Paul Flanner
The wedding by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
65 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,557 libraries worldwide
After more than twenty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis, son-in-law of Allie and Noah Calhoun is forced to admit that the romance has gone out of his marriage. Desperate to win back his wife Jane's heart, he must figure out how to make her fall in love with him again
The rescue by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
79 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Greek, Modern [1453- ] and held by 6,535 libraries worldwide
A volunteer fireman and a single mother join forces to find the woman's son, who has been lost in a storm. While searching for the boy, the two adults find themselves increasingly close
The lucky one by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
65 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,484 libraries worldwide
Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories
A bend in the road by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
84 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Thai and held by 6,337 libraries worldwide
Devastated by the death of his wife in a hit-and-run accident, Miles, deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, discovers new meaning in his life when he meets Sarah Andrews, a woman struggling to rebuild her own life
Message in a bottle by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
77 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,296 libraries worldwide
On a beach, Boston journalist Theresa Osborne finds a bottle thrown up by the sea with a love letter from a man to his dead wife. Theresa, a divorcee searching for love, is so moved by it she tracks the man to his yacht in North Carolina and a romance follows. By the author of The Notebook
The choice by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
46 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 6,159 libraries worldwide
Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life--boating, swimming, and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies--he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the appealing redhead seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him ... and the presence of her longtime boyfriend doesn't help. Despite himself, Travis can't stop trying to ingratiate himself with his new neighbor, and his persistent efforts lead them both to the doorstep of a journey that neither could have foreseen. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, THE CHOICE ultimately confronts us with the most heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?
The guardian by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
53 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,102 libraries worldwide
Four years after losing her husband, twenty-nine-year-old Julie Barenson considers falling in love again and wonders if she should choose sophisticated Richard, who treats her like a queen, or down-to-earth Mike, who is her best friend
At first sight by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
72 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 5,888 libraries worldwide
Jeremy Marsh is now living in Boone Creek, North Carolina, married to Lexie Darnell, and awaiting the birth of their daughter. But, just when things a looking goods, an unsettling and mysterious message brings trouble from the past
Safe haven by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
56 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 5,577 libraries worldwide
"When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her-- a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards-- and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven"--Author's web site
True believer by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
62 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 5,566 libraries worldwide
As a science journalist with a regular column in Scientific American, Jeremy Marsh specializes in debunking the supernatural and has a real nose for the strange and unusual. A born skeptic, he travels to the small town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, determined to find the real cause behind the ghostly apparitions that appear in the town cemetery. What he doesn't plan on, however, is meeting and falling hopelessly in love with Lexie Darnell, granddaughter of the town psychic. Now, if the young lovers are to have any kind of future at all, Jeremy must make a difficult choice: return to the life he knows, or do something he could never do before-take a giant leap of faith
The last song by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
57 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,414 libraries worldwide
"Seventeen-year-old Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved to Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains alienated from her parents, particularly her father-- until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she and her brother spent the summer with him"--Jacket
The best of me by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 4,527 libraries worldwide
This is the story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they have taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined, and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past
The longest ride by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,081 libraries worldwide
After being trapped in an isolated car crash, the life of an elderly widower becomes entwined with that of a young college student and the cowboy she loves
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2,641 libraries worldwide
John, a high school dropout, enlists in the Army not knowing what else to do with his life. While in the Army he meets Savannah, they fall in love and she awaits his return from the Army. After 9/11 John feels it's his duty to re-enlist. During their long separation Savannah falls in love and marries someone else
The choice by Nicholas Sparks( Sound Recording )
33 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,588 libraries worldwide
"Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life-- boating, swimming, and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies-- he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door. Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the appealing redhead seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him -- and the presence of her longtime boyfriend doesn't help. Despite himself, Travis can't stop trying to ingratiate himself with his new neighbor, and his persistent efforts lead them both to the doorstep of a journey that neither could have foreseen. Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage and family, THE CHOICE ultimately confronts us with the most heartwrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?" -- from publisher's web site
Safe haven by Nicholas Sparks( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2,520 libraries worldwide
When Katie, an enigmatic stranger, shows up out of the blue, the folks of sleepy Southport become suspicious of her past. Katie tries to keep herself from becoming involved with anybody in town, but as time goes on, she slowly falls in love with Alex, a widowed store owner and father of two. However, when her dark past finally catches up with her, Katie must make the painful choice between either fleeing or facing her fears and fighting for her newfound life
 
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Alternative Names
Ispārks, Nīkulās
Sparks, Nicholas
Sparks, Nikolas, 1965-
Spārks, Nikolass
Spārkss, Nikolass
Спаркс, Ниkолас
Спаркс, Николас
ספּארקס, ניקולס
ספרקס, ניקולס
سبارك، نيكولاس، 1965-
نيكولاس سباركس، 1965-
スパークス, ニコラス
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