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The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  

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Two stories, two very different couples and their lives come together right at the end in a real tear-jerking manner. One story is of 91-year old Ira reflecting on his life while trapped in his car awaiting rescue and the other of a young couple, the boy damaged by a rogue bull during a rodeo ride. Both sets have tender tales but it is the coming together that is the most powerful story. Terrific.

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Synopsis

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families. A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change. Recovering from a break-up, she meets the young, rugged Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged school life. Sophia sees a new and tantalising future for herself, but Luke is keeping a secret that could destroy it all. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples, separated by years and experience, whose lives are about to converge in the most unexpected - and shocking - of ways. The new love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook, The Lucky One and The Best of Me. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved authors.

About the Author

Nicholas Sparks

With over 105 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include thirteen number one New York Times bestsellers. All Nicholas Sparks' books have been international bestsellers and have been translated into more than fifty languages. Eleven of his novels have been adapted into major films - The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook and The Choice.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Nicholas Sparks

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www.nicholassparks.com/

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780751549966

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