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The best of me / Nicholas Sparks.

By: Sparks, Nicholas [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Sphere, 2011Description: ix, 292 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781847443205 (hbk.); 9781847443212 (tr. pbk.); 1847443214.Subject(s): First loves -- Fiction | Middle-aged persons -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Summer romance -- Italy -- Fiction | Married women -- Fiction | Americans -- Italy -- Fiction | Oriental (N.C.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. | Romance fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54
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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.
Summary: 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.
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After years living their separate lives, childhood sweethearts Dawson & Amanda are brought together again by the death of a friend. The spark of love is rekindled, but there is a lot of history to face. The lovers struggle against disapproving relations & others with long memories.

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.

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.

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Library Journal Review

Hachette is taking October by storm with the release of this latest from Sparks, who offers up another love story, this one about former sweethearts who went their separate ways but are reunited years later. Sure to have patrons lining up to get their "ears" on it. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole are from opposite sides of the tracks: she's a well-to-do girl with the world at her fingertips; he's from the feared family of sleazy, violent neighborhood thugs. Cut from different cloth than his clan, Dawson breaks free to live in the garage of an old mechanic deep in the woods. Soon Amanda and Dawson cross paths and find themselves smitten, certain they will see happily-ever-after. With the lovers torn apart by circumstance, Sparks (The Notebook) develops a charming story where each scene unwinds as if in slow-motion and the emotions of each moment garner maximum impact. Reunited after decades apart, the lovers' passion remains evident, and they struggle with whether to finally give in to their love or continue their current lives without each other. Despite an obvious ending, the love is so heartwarming that it doesn't seem to matter. Sparks's ability to capture the truths of this affair makes the story both heartfelt and heartbreaking. It's quite possibly his best work in years. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.