Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks

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Adrienne Willis is 45 and has been divorced for three years, abandoned by her husband for a younger woman. The trials of raising her teenage children and caring for her sick father have worn her down, but at the request of a friend and in hopes of respite, she's gone to the coastal village of Rodanthe in North Carolina to tend the local inn for the weekend. With a major storm brewing, the time away doesn't look promising...until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives. At 54, Paul is a successful surgeon, but in the previous six months his life has unraveled into something he doesn't recognize. Estranged from his son and recently divorced, he's sold his practice and his home and has journeyed to this isolated town in hopes of closing a painful chapter in his past. Adrienne and Paul come together as the storm brews over Rodanthe, but what begins between them over the weekend will resonate throughout the rest of their lives, intertwining past and future, love and loss.
 

About Nicholas Sparks

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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 18, 2002 by Grand Central Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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This is the scene laid out by Adrienne to her daughter, Amanda, in a framing device of unusual crudity from Sparks (A Bend in the Road, 2001, etc.).

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Publishers Weekly

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Sparks (A Bend in the Road, etc.) logs more miles on the winding high road of romance with the story of two middle-aged people who meet by chance in the small North Carolina coastal town of Rodanthe.

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BC Books

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Lane’s recent films include Jumper and Untraceable while Gere recently worked on The Flock and I’m Not There.

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BC Books

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Wolfe (Lackawanna Blues), the film purports to tell the story of two people, Adrienne Willis (Lane) and Dr. Paul Flanner (Gere) meeting and falling in love over the course of a few nights in Rodanthe.

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Book Reporter

While this was not my favorite Sparks book --- no title has been as strong as THE NOTEBOOK --- I still enjoyed the time I spent with it and feel that any Sparks fan, or fan of a nice easy story will feel the same.

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Los Angeles Times

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Now in his feature film directorial debut, Wolfe has brought in 'da hunk of cheese known as "Nights in Rodanthe."

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AV Club

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Nights In Rodanthe isn't wholly lacking black content—Richard Gere and Diane Lane's romance begins in a charming bed-and-breakfast owned by Lane's spunky black best friend Viola Davis, and the two bond over their love of black music.

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Entertainment Weekly

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Entertainment Weekly

Here, a storm surge of love overtakes Lane and Gere as two middle-aged gorgeous people — wounded veterans of marriage — who are the only occupants of a house-goods-to-die-for seaside inn on North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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BookPage

"Love comes at any age, at any time, and often when we least expect it," reads the novel's flap, a statement which Sparks attests through his own life story and marriage of 19 years.

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Common Sense Media

(It qualifies as "amazing" primarily because not much else is complex in this by-the-book tearjerker.) Lane and Gere, who previously costarred in the outstanding Unfaithful, do the best they can with thin material -- the movie feels more like an outline than a fully realized drawing -- that force...

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People

Ladies and gentlemen, start your tear ducts for the latest celluloid-ready weeper from Nicholas Sparks, author of Message in a Bottle and A Walk to Remember.

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Blogger News Network

Luckily after speaking with Mr. Sparks about this I can now feel ok about liking the film and I get to keep my man card to boot.

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Star Pulse

Full Summary >> Photo Gallery: In her classic tome -From Reverence to Rape, longtime Village Voice critic Molly Haskell reflects on the deliberate way in which many films of classic Hollywood gave greater contours to the dramatic outlines of our daily lives and emotional experiences, creatin...

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