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Every so often a love story captures our hearts and becomes more than just a story - it becomes an experience to treasure and to share. The Notebook is such a book. It is a celebration of a passion both ageless and timeless, a tale of laughter and tears, and makes us believe in true love all over again.

At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun is rebuilding his life on the coast after the horrors of World War II, but he is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. Allie Nelson is about to marry into wealth and security, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who stole her heart years ago. And so begins an extraordinary tale of a love so strong it turns tragedy into strength and endures everything . . .

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the film adaptation of The Notebook starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. This new edition includes gorgeous colour photographs from the film, author Q & A, discussion questions and an exclusive chapter from The Longest Ride, the new Nicholas Sparks novel.

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The Notebook
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Terribly Short
August 15th, 2014
I have FINALLY found a movie that's better then the book. Something I thought just wasn't possible. But here I am, fresh from finishing this book. I love the movie so much I wanted to read the book behind this amazing, life changing love story. I like this story but to me it feels unfinished. It feels like a first draft of the finished product. Oh, the possibilities and potential! Definitely too short. I thought it would be a beautifully descriptive story about their summer together and then branch off into both their perspectives after they parted ways and then finish with their bitter-sweet reunion. Then it would come back to the present of their day at the old folks home. Yes, the love story is amazing but I wish it was written better. Sorry, Nicholas Sparks. Still love your work.
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June 18th, 2014
I actually prefer the film!
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The Notebook
June 9th, 2014
This book is one of my very favorite reading You need plenty of tissues
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The notebook
January 14th, 2014
I could not put this book down, but very sad.
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January 13th, 2014
One of best books I've ever read, its fantastic just like the film! The way the book is written.. Brilliant!
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This story still touches my heart
June 25th, 2013
I have read this book so many times I read it in high school and even now it still softens ny heart more...
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