Series: The Notebook Book 1
Length: 280 pages
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 3 minutes
First Published: 1996
Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast begins the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner recently returned from the Second World War. Noah is restoring a plantation home to its former glory, and he is haunted by images of the beautiful girl he met fourteen years earlier, a girl he loved like no other. Unable to find her, yet unwilling to forget the summer they spent together, Noah is content to live with only memories…until she unexpectedly returns to his town to see him once again.
Like a puzzle within a puzzle, the story of Noah and Allie is just the beginning. As it unfolds, their tale miraculously becomes something different, with much higher stakes. The result is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments and the fundamental changes that affect us all. It is a story of miracles and emotions that will stay with you forever.
Quotes from The Notebook
You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
You are, and always have been, my dream.
Every great love starts with a great story…
The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
Movie Trailer for The Notebook (2004)
About Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks is a bestselling American author. All of his books have been The New York Times bestsellers, and many have been made into films. His works include A Walk to Remember, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, Safe Haven, The Best of Me, and The Notebook. He also founded The Nicholas Sparks Foundation, which uses global education experiences to improve cultural and international understanding. He currently lives in North Carolina. Visit the author’s website →