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When Savannah Lynn Curtis comes into his life, John Tyree knows he is ready to turn over a new leaf. An angry rebel, he had enlisted in the army after high school, not knowing what else to do. Then, during a furlough, he meets the girl of his dreams. Savannah Lynn Curtis is attending college in North Carolina, working for Habitat for Humanity, and totally unprepared for the passionate attraction she feels for John Tyree.

The attraction is mutual and quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah vowing to wait for John while he finishes his tour of duty, and John realizing that he's ready to settle down with the young woman who has captured his heart.

Neither can foresee that 9/11 is about to change the world and will force John to risk every hope and dream that he's ever had.

Like so many proud men and women, John must choose between love and country. And like all those left behind, Savannah must decide to wait or move on. How do we choose wisely? How can we face loss-without giving up on love? Now, when he finally returns to North Carolina, John will discover that loving Savannah will force him to make the hardest decision of his life.

An extraordinary, moving story, Dear John explores the complexities of love — how it survives time and heartbreak, and how it transforms us forever.

Review:

"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.)

Review:

"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)

Review:

"Sparks...whose name is synonymous with romance and bittersweet endings...lives up to his reputation with his latest novel, a tribute to courageous and self-sacrificing soldiers." Booklist

Synopsis:

In Sparks novel of duty, longing, and heartbreak, two lives change forever after the tragedy of 9/11. Returning home from war, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love--and face the hardest decision of his life.

About the Author

Nicholas Sparks lives in North Carolina with his wife and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780446698320
Author:
Sparks, Nicholas
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Long-distance relationships
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8.01x5.37x.76 in. .54 lbs.

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"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.)
"Review" by , "Sparks...whose name is synonymous with romance and bittersweet endings...lives up to his reputation with his latest novel, a tribute to courageous and self-sacrificing soldiers."
"Synopsis" by , In Sparks novel of duty, longing, and heartbreak, two lives change forever after the tragedy of 9/11. Returning home from war, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love--and face the hardest decision of his life.
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