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There was a time when the world was sweeter ... when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats. Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon...
There was a time when the world was sweeter ... when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats. Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon...
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  • There was a time when the world was sweeter ... when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats. Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he'd been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he'd fall for was Jamie, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town's Baptist minister ... Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart—and the joy and pain of living.

    The inspiration for this novel came from Nicholas Sparks' sister: her life and her courage. From the internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks, comes his most moving story yet.

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  • Nicholas Sparks is the author of twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, all bestsellers—ten of them having topped the New York Times list. Many of his books have been made into feature films, including A Walk to Remember and The Notebook.

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    October 4, 1999
    Sure to wring yet more tears from willing readers' eyes, the latest novel by the bestselling Sparks is a forced coming-of-age story concerning a pair of unlikely young lovers. In a corny flashback device that mimics The Notebook, 57-year-old Landon Carter spirits himself back to his fateful senior year in high school in Beaufort, N.C., when he was an archetypal troublemaking teenager of the 1950s, changed forever by an unexpected first love. Jamie Sullivan, the Bible-toting minister's daughter, with her drab brown sweaters, spinster hairstyle and sincere, beatific advice, is the obvious target of high school ridicule. Despite conspiring in Jamie's derision, class president Landon, desperate for a date for the homecoming dance, finds himself asking Jamie. Afterwards, Jamie asks him to participate with her in the metaphor-laden school Christmas play (Jamie plays the angel). Landon endures the taunting of his friends and forms an uneasy friendship with Jamie, which is carefully supervised by her father. The teens visit needy orphans, give Oscar-worthy performances in the school play and share dreams watching the sunset. Landon realizes he's in love with Jamie, but, of course, she is hiding a devastating secret that could wring her from Landon's arms forever. Now tortured by his knowledge of what will be her terrible fate, he must make the ultimate decision that catapults him into adulthood. Readers may be frustrated with the invariable formula that Sparks seems to regurgitate with regularity. Although the narrator declares, "My story can't be summed up in two or three sentences; it can't be packaged into something neat and simple that people would immediately understand," this is the author's most simple, formulaic, and blatantly melodramatic package to date. Agent, Theresa Park, Sanford Greenburger Associates. Doubleday Book Club and Literary Guild main selections; 20-city author tour; movie rights optioned by Denise DiNovi at Warner Bros..

  • AudioFile Magazine This is the tender story of a 40-year-old man looking back on his first--and possibly deepest--love. Told mainly from the point of view of 17-year-old Landon Carter, A WALK TO REMEMBER touches listeners with the bittersweet urgency of pure love and life's impermanence. Author and first-time reader Nicholas Sparks brings to his work an authentic resonance that may come from his being so invested in the text. His tone is even and almost effortless, particularly at the moments in the story when it's impossible not to get caught up in the action. Sparks manages to play tug-of-war with our heartstrings while maintaining a boyish innocence in his performance. R.A.P. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine
  • New York Post "An extraordinary book...touching, at times riveting...A book you won't soon forget."

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