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The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks.. The story of two lovers who come together again on the occasion of the death of the high school teacher who looked the other way. What I like is the gothicky flavor here. Call me Old School.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Nicholas Sparks' latest novel, The Best of Me, has all the flashes of a Sparks book: small-town life; love and its regrets; wrenching plot twists; agonizing choices. Plus a ghost. Or is it a ghost? ."

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"It has been a few years since I have read a Nicholas Sparks novel that has touched me as much as this one has. If I can pick my favorites from him, THE BEST OF ME will rank with MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE and THE NOTEBOOK --- it was THAT good."

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Author bio: Nicholas Charles Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska on December 31, 1965, the second son of Patrick Michael (1942-1996) and Jill Emma Marie (Thoene) Sparks (1942-1989). His siblings are Michael Earl Sparks (b. Dec. 1964), and Danielle Sparks (b. Dec. 1966, d. June, 2000). As a child, he lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California at the age of eight. His father was a professor, his mother a homemaker, then optometrist's assistant. He lived in Fair Oaks through high school, graduated valedictorian in 1984, and received a full track scholarship to the University of Notre Dame. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (304 pp. Romance-y: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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