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ISBN13: 9780446528054
ISBN10: 0446528056
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From one of America's most beloved storytellers comes an unforgettable tale of a man who, in the name of love, must make the most difficult and heartrending decision of his life.

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"Hot on the heels of True Believer and sequel At First Sight, Sparks returns with the story of ne'er-do-well-turned-army-enlistee John Tyree, 23, and well-to-do University of North Carolina special education major Savannah Lynn Curtis. John, who narrates, has been raised by a socially backward single postal-worker dad obsessed with coin collecting (he has Asperger's syndrome). John bypasses college for the overseas infantry; Savannah spends her college summers volunteering. When they meet, he's on leave, and she's working with Habitat for Humanity (he rescues her sinking purse at the beach). John has a history of one-night stands; Savannah's a virgin. He's an on-and-off drinker; she's a teetotaler. Attraction and values conflict the rest of the summer, but the deal does not close. Savannah longs for John to come home; her friend Tim longs to have a relationship with her. On the brink of John and Savannah's finally getting together, 9/11 happens, and John re-ups. Savannah's letters come less and less frequently, and before you know it, he receives the expected 'Dear John' letter. Sparks's novel brims with longing." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"In the days following Sept. 11, 2001, hardly anyone, not even the late night comedians, knew what to say. Now, more than five years later, the roster of books and films addressing 9/11 and its consequences has grown long. There are explorations of religion and foreign policy, memoirs of life on the 21st-century battlefield, depictions of global culture, investigations, predictions and elegies. With... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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mrs.petty10, July 12, 2007 (view all comments by mrs.petty10)
My husband is in the army and I read this book on the flight to see him at Fort Gordon and I loved it. The boy reminded me of my husband so much and some of the trials we went through while dating and him being in the Army. But luck for me he didn't re-enlist!
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Hattie, December 24, 2006 (view all comments by Hattie)
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks is a very timely novel. The author with compassion gives an idea of what it feels like to be in the army away from a girl you love and a girl who returns your love.
There are also other very important issues touched upon in the novel. Why is it difficult to become close to people we love? Is the tension just because one person is selfish, another person rebellious? Are there other reasons why it is so difficult to heal relationships?

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446528054
Author:
Sparks, Nicholas
Publisher:
Warner Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Long-distance relationships
Subject:
Love stories
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8.32x5.96x1.07 in. .88 lbs.

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Product details 276 pages Warner Books - English 9780446528054 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hot on the heels of True Believer and sequel At First Sight, Sparks returns with the story of ne'er-do-well-turned-army-enlistee John Tyree, 23, and well-to-do University of North Carolina special education major Savannah Lynn Curtis. John, who narrates, has been raised by a socially backward single postal-worker dad obsessed with coin collecting (he has Asperger's syndrome). John bypasses college for the overseas infantry; Savannah spends her college summers volunteering. When they meet, he's on leave, and she's working with Habitat for Humanity (he rescues her sinking purse at the beach). John has a history of one-night stands; Savannah's a virgin. He's an on-and-off drinker; she's a teetotaler. Attraction and values conflict the rest of the summer, but the deal does not close. Savannah longs for John to come home; her friend Tim longs to have a relationship with her. On the brink of John and Savannah's finally getting together, 9/11 happens, and John re-ups. Savannah's letters come less and less frequently, and before you know it, he receives the expected 'Dear John' letter. Sparks's novel brims with longing." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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