A man picks up a faded, well-worn notebook and begins reading to a frail elderly woman, his voice recalling the heartbreaking story of two star-crossed lovers and their poignant, bittersweet journey to happiness. So begins this touching novel that is a dual tale of love lost and found, and of a man's gentle battle to reach an aging woman who ...
A man picks up a faded, well-worn notebook and begins reading to a frail elderly woman, his voice recalling the heartbreaking story of two star-crossed lovers and their poignant, bittersweet journey to happiness. So begins this touching novel that is a dual tale of love lost and found, and of a man's gentle battle to reach an aging woman who cannot remember the most cherished moments of her life. New Line Cinema is developing a screenplay from the novel.
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Sep 7, 2009
THIS BOOK IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE LOVE STORIES AND EACH TIME I READ IT(YES I HAVE READ IT MORE THEN ONCE) IT MAKES ME CRY AT THE END BECAUSE IT IS SUCH A HAPPY LOVE STORY. THIS IS A MUST READ FOR ALL SPARKS FANS.
Jun 24, 2009
Great Love Story
An amazing love story. Sparks excels in the too-good-to-be-true genre. The book, in my opinion, was much better than the movie. Although the movie was good as well.
Feb 2, 2009
Nicholas Sparks' books tend to sound the same after a while, i'm sorry to say. But that wasn't the case with The Notebook, at all. Such an amazing story, I felt like crying tears of joy. Watching the movie first helps, though. The movie was beautiful. It helps paint a picture in your mind while reading and makes it all the better.
Mar 1, 2008
I thought, as with all Nicholas Spark's books, it was extremely well written and heartwarming. This book was wonderful! It shows that love, though always tested, never fails. It shows a glimpse of how difficult and heart wrenching it is to deal with a loved one who has memories that fade due to age.
Publishers Weekly, 1996-07-22 In 1932, two North Carolina teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks fall in love. Spending one idyllic summer together in the small town of New Bern, Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson do not meet again for 14 years. Noah has returned from WWII to restore the house of his dreams, having inherited a large sum of money. Allie, programmed by family and the "caste system of the South" to marry an ambitious, prosperous man, has become engaged to powerful attorney Lon Hammond. When she reads a newspaper story about Noah's restoration project, she shows up on his porch step, re-entering his life for two days. Will Allie leave Lon for Noah? The book's slim dimensions and cliché-ridden prose will make comparisons to The Bridges of Madison County inevitable. What renders Sparks's (Wokini: A Lakota Journey of Happiness and Self-Understanding) sentimental story somewhat distinctive are two chapters, which take place in a nursing home in the '90s, that frame the central story. The first sets the stage for the reading of the eponymous notebook, while the later one takes the characters into the land beyond happily ever after, a future rarely examined in books of this nature. Early on, Noah claims that theirs may be either a tragedy or a love story, depending on the perspective. Ultimately, the judgment is up to readers?be they cynics or romantics. For the latter, this will be a weeper. Major ad/promo; first serial to Good Housekeeping; movie rights to New Line Cinema; Warner Audio; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club main selections. (Oct.)
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