Thursday, April 12, 2012

Author Spot Light: Nicholas Sparks

Did you know…Nicholas Sparks holds a black-belt in Tae Kwon Do and a track and field record at the Univesity of Notre Dame?

Did you know…After selling the rights to The Notebook, the first thing he bought was a new wedding ring for his wife?

Did you know…Nicholas Sparks and J.K. Rowling (of Harry Potter fame) are the only contemporary authors to have a novel spend more than a year on both the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists?

A jack of all trades, Nicholas Sparks has worked as a waiter, real estate appraiser. pharmaceutical rep and bought and restored homes. Above all he has mastered writing love stories with an unexpected twist. "All of my novels have a basis in my own life. I write love stories with roots to Greek tragedies. Only romance novels have a guaranteed happy ending. I write love stories."

The Note Book, 1996 *
Message in a Bottle, 1998 *
A Walk to Remember, 1999 *
A Bend in the Road, Warner Books, 2001.
Nights in Rodanthe, Warner Books, 2002. *
The Guardian, Warner Books, 2003.
The Wedding, Warner Books, 2003.
True Believer, Warner Books, 2005.
At First Sight, Warner Books, 2005.
Dear John, Warner Books, 2006. *
The Choice, Warner Books, 2007.
The Lucky One, Warner Books, 2008. *
The Last Song, Warner Books, 2009. *
Safe Haven, Warner Books, 2010.
Best of Me, Warner Books, 2011.
Memoir (With Micah Sparks) Three Weeks with My Brother, Warner Books, 2004.

This weekend why not rekindle the love in your life by checking out one of the above titles from the LRC. If you are in the mood for a movie try one of Nicholas Sparks inspired stories on DVD from your public library.

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