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Sparks, Nicholas

Works: 218 works in 3,777 publications in 34 languages and 171,828 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Love stories  Drama  Domestic fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  Suspense fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.P363, 813.54
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The notebook by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
271 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 23 languages and held by 8,438 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
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
148 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 7,549 libraries worldwide
John Tyree is on the fast track to nowhere. At 20 he has no real relationship with his strange and dispassionate father, no attachments to anyone else, and no job, so after breaking up with his girlfriend, he decides to join the army. Military life does alter him, yet he remains disconnected. While home visiting his father in Wilmington, North Carolina, however, he meets Savannah Curtis, a college coed who is everything he is not. A warm, morally straight-ahead woman with a commitment to special education, she captures John's heart and he hers. In the short time they spend together, he opens up to Savannah and true love develops as they plan for a future. Then September 11 changes everything. John feels that it is his duty to renew his commitment to the army, while Savannah wants him home with her. The good soldier now lives in dread of receiving a "Dear John" letter
A walk to remember by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
216 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 21 languages and held by 7,308 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 )
188 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 7,157 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 )
133 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 6,963 libraries worldwide
With the preparations for his daughter's wedding serving as a catalyst, Wilson Lewis realizes that his relationship with his wife of thirty years is threatened, and sets out to make his wife fall in love with him once again
The lucky one by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
137 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 6,838 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
Message in a bottle by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
235 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 6,565 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 rescue by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
142 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 6,523 libraries worldwide
When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden takes terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor cannot bring himself to make - he cannot fall in love. Then, one day, a raging storm hits his small Southern town. Denise Holton, a young single mother, is driving through it when her car skids off the road. Taylor finds her unconscious, but when she wakes, her four-year-old son, Kyle, is gone. During the search for Kyle, a connection between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn't know that this rescue will be different from all the others - that it will dare him to live life to the fullest
A bend in the road by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
192 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 6,495 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
The guardian by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
125 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 6,418 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
Safe haven by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
116 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 6,377 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
At first sight by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
150 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 6,328 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
The choice by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
114 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 6,302 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?
True believer by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
135 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 5,949 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 best of me by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
86 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 5,862 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 last song by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
124 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 5,764 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 longest ride by Nicholas Sparks( Book )
76 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,936 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. Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward -- even life and death - loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans -- a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart
The choice by Nicholas Sparks( Sound Recording )
36 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,712 libraries worldwide
Travis Parker believes that a serious relationship would only cramp his style, until Gabby Holland moves in next door
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2,643 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
Safe haven by Nicholas Sparks( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 2,619 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
Nicholas Sparks Amerikaans auteur
Nicholas Sparks écrivain américain
Nicholas Sparks es uno de los mejores novelistas de amor
Nicholas Sparks scrittore statunitense
Nicholas Sparks US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Siparks, Nikolas 1965-
Sparks, Nicholas
Sparks, Nikolas 1965-
Spārks, Nikolass
Spārkss, Nikolass
Νίκολας Σπαρκς
Николас Спаркс
Никълъс Спаркс
Ніколас Спаркс
Спаркс, Ниkолас
Спаркс, Николас
Նիկոլաս Սպարկս
ניקולס ספרקס
ספּארקס, ניקולס
ספארקס, ניקולס 1965-
ספרקס, ניקולס
ספרקס, ניקולס 1965-
سبارك، نيكولاس، 1965-
نيكولاس سباركس
نيكولاس سباركس، 1965-
نیکلاس اسپارکس
निकोलस स्पार्कस्
ნიკოლას სპარქსი
니컬러스 스파크스
スパークス, ニコラス
尼可拉斯·史派克 Author
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