Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks

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Divorced and disillusioned about relationships, Theresa Osborne is jogging when she finds a bottle on the beach. Inside is a letter of love and longing to "Catherine," signed simply "Garrett." Challenged by the mystery and pulled by emotions she doesn't fully understand, Theresa begins a search for this man that will change her life. What happens to her is unexpected, perhaps miraculous-an encounter that embraces all our hopes for finding someone special, for having a love that is timeless and everlasting.... Nicholas Sparks exquisitely chronicles the human heart. In his first bestselling novel, The Notebook, he created a testament to romantic love that touched readers around the world. Now in this New York Times bestseller, he renews our faith in destiny, in the ability of lovers to find each other no matter where, no matter when...
 

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Nicholas Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on New Year's Eve, 1965. As a child, he lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California when he was eight. In 1984, he received a full scholarship to run track and field for the University of Notre Dame. Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and spent 56 weeks on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list followed by another 54 weeks on the paperback list. Sparks has had a string of New York Times bestsellers including: A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle, The Rescue, A Bend in the Road, Nights in Rodanthe, The Guardian, The Wedding, True Believer and its sequel, At First Sight, Dear John, The Last Song, Safe Haven and The Best of Me. Safe Haven became his eighth film adaptation. Sparks is involved in many local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program (MFA) at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually. Along with his wife, he founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina and the Nicholas Sparks Foundation.
 
Published September 1, 2000 by Grand Central Publishing. 384 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Erotica. Fiction

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Famous from the best-sellerdom of The Notebook (1996), Sparks sails again into the waters of many tears—though this time, thanks to fewness of charms in the writing and diminished reason to suspend disbelief, Kleenex sales are likely to remain stable.

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Publishers Weekly

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Avoiding a sophomore slump, Sparks follows The Notebook with another sentimental candidate for the bestseller lists. Boston parenting columnist Theresa Osborne has lost faith in the dream of everlasti

Apr 06 1998 | Read Full Review of Message in a Bottle

Publishers Weekly

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Avoiding a sophomore slump, Sparks follows The Notebook with another sentimental candidate for the bestseller lists. Boston parenting columnist Theresa Osborne has lost faith in the dream of everlasti

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Book Reporter

I also felt that the movie should have followed the book at the end by letting the audience know that a year had passed between when the man and woman last saw one another and her learning of his death.

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AV Club

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After two big-budget, widely panned, post-Apocalyptic adventure movies (Waterworld and The Postman), Kevin Costner returns to safer, somewhat more fulfilling terrain in a weepy adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel Message In A Bottle.

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Entertainment Weekly

Imagine a soggy literary rip-off of Sleepless in Seattle in which Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are replaced by mirthless pod people who fall in love, then pursue an interminable long-distance relationship.

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The Bookbag

... Summary: A short, bittersweet tale of the correspondence between an idealistic Israeli girl and an angry Palestinian boy. It's emotionally open ...

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Teen Ink

When was the last time you cried your eyes out reading a book? Message in a Bottle is a classic love.

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The Best Reviews

Intrigued by the tenderness of the messages, Theresa decides to find Garrett.

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BookRack

The letter is written with so much of love and passion that Theresa finds herself being attracted to the story behind it from then.

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CNN.com

Theresa and Garrett meet and fall in love, he unaware of her knowledge of the letters.

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Jason Patz

Summary: "Message in a Bottle" is the third book I have read by Nicholas Sparks. I had thought him to be a Christian author from his other books and watching ...

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My Bookshelf

... Review: This is the second romance novel written by author Nicholas Sparks, Notebook being his first in 2006. Message in a Bottle was ...

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