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Sparks, Nicholas

Works: 542 works in 6,172 publications in 30 languages and 195,294 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Romance films  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Creator, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Producer, Editor, Other, Conceptor, Adapter, Honoree, Director
Classifications: PS3569.P363, 813.54
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The notebook by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

357 editions published between 1996 and 2020 in 18 languages and held by 9,029 WorldCat member 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 )

200 editions published between 2006 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 7,804 WorldCat member 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( Book )

163 editions published between 2001 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 7,358 WorldCat member 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 lucky one by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

165 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 7,330 WorldCat member 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." --
The wedding by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

152 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 6,921 WorldCat member 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
A walk to remember by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

168 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 6,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-seven-year-old Landon Carter recalls his bittersweet high school romance with Jamie Sullivan, a girl with a tragic secret
A bend in the road by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

204 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 6,678 WorldCat member 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
Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

160 editions published between 2002 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 6,631 WorldCat member 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 best of me by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

133 editions published between 2002 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 6,566 WorldCat member 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 rescue by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

225 editions published between 2000 and 2021 in 8 languages and held by 6,565 WorldCat member 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
Safe haven by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

145 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 6,558 WorldCat member 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
Message in a bottle by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

221 editions published between 1984 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 6,504 WorldCat member 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
At first sight by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

163 editions published between 1984 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 6,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he'd never do: he'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away after barely surviving one failed marriage; and, never become a parent. Now Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, engaged to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the start of their family. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, a mysterious and disturbing e-mail sets off a chain of events that will change the course of this young couple's marriage. How well do we really know the ones we love? How do we handle the inevitable doubts, fears concerning parenthood, and stumbling blocks that are sometimes placed in our way? Continuing the story of the young couple introduced in Spark's bestselling True Believer, this novel captures all the heartbreak, tension, romance, and surprises of those who are newly wed. An astonishing tale about the love between a man and a woman and between a parent and a child, At First Sight is about endings that bring new beginnings..tragedies that lead to unexpected joy ... and, most of all, the magic of everlasting love
The guardian by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

138 editions published between 1984 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 6,129 WorldCat member 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, but when she eventually picks one man, the other man's jealousy turns into a deadly obsession
The longest ride by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

133 editions published between 2013 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 6,079 WorldCat member 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
True believer by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

145 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 6,016 WorldCat member 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
See me : a novel by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

92 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 5,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee late twintigers uit North Carolina, beiden laatbloeiers, vinden elkaar, maar hun relatie wordt overschaduwd door een reeks gebeurtenissen die een steeds grimmiger karakter krijgen
The last song by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

64 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 5,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three years after her teenage life is turned upside-down by her parents' divorce and her father's relocation out of state, Ronnie Miller remains bitter, especially when her mother urges her to spend a summer with her father
Two by two by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

78 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 4,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Raleigh. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear ... and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding -- one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined. --
Every breath by Nicholas Sparks( Book )

95 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 4,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable ... but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways. Illuminating life's heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, EVERY BREATH explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties--while asking the question, How long can a dream survive?
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Nights in Rodanthe
Dear JohnThe choiceThe lucky oneThe weddingA walk to rememberA bend in the roadNights in RodantheThe best of me
Alternative Names
Ispārks, Nīkulās

Nicholas Spark

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks americký spisovateľ

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

Nikolas Čarls Sparks

Nikolas Sparks

Sbaris, N., 1965-

Sipakesi 1965-

Siparks, Nikolas 1965-

Spark, Nicholas, 1965-

Sparks N.

Sparks Nicholas

Sparks, Nicholas 1965-

Sparks Nicholas Charles

Sparks, Nicholas Charles, 1965-

Sparks, Nicolas, 1965-

Sparks, Nikolas.

Sparks, Nikolas 1965-

Spārks, Nikolass

Sparksas N.

Sparksas Nicholas

Sparksas Nicholasas

Sparksas Nikolas

Spārkss, Nikolass

Νίκολας Σπαρκς

Νίκολας Σπαρκς Αμερικανός συγγραφέας και σεναριογράφος

Николас Спаркс

Никълъс Спаркс

Ніколас Спаркс

Спаркс Н. Ч. 1965-

Спаркс, Ниkолас

Спаркс Николас

Նիկոլաս Սպարկս

Նիքոլաս Սփարքս

ניקולס ספארקס סופר אמריקאי

ניקולס ספרקס

ספּארקס, ניקולס

ספארקס, ניקולס 1965-

ספרקס, ניקולס

ספרקס, ניקולס 1965-

سبارك، نيكولاس، 1965-

سپاركس, نىكولاس 1965-

نيكولاس سباركس

نيكولاس سباركس، 1965-

نکولس اسپارکس امریکی ناول نگار

نیکلاس اسپارکس

نیکلاس اسپارکس نویسنده آمریکایی

निकोलस स्पार्कस्

निकोलस स्पार्क्स अमेरिकी लेखन व कथानककार

निकोलस स्पार्कस् अमेरिकन उपन्यासकार

นิโคลัส สปากส์

နီကိုလတ် စပါ့ အမေရိကန် စာရေးဆရာ

ნიკოლას სპარქსი

니컬러스 스파크스

스파크스, 니컬러스 1965-

스파크스, 니콜라스 1965-

スパークス, ニコラス



尼可拉斯·史派克 Author

尼可拉斯·查尔斯·史派克 美國作家和小說家

斯帕克思 1965-