The Notebook

    "Set amid the austere beauty of coastal North Carolina in 1946, THE NOTEBOOK begins with the story of Noah Calhoun, a rural Southerner returned home from the World War II. Noah, thirty-one, 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 unable 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.
    Allie Nelson, twenty-nine, is now engaged to another man, but realizes that the original passion she felt for Noah has not dimmed with the passage of time. Still, the ovstacles that once ended thire previous relationship remain, and the gulf between their worlds is too cast to ignore. With her impending marraige only weeks away, Allie is forced to confront her hopes and dreams for the future, a future only she can shape.
    Like a puzzle within a pussle the story of Noah and ALlie is just the beginning. As it unfolds, therir miraculously becomes something different, with much highter stakes. The result is a deeply moving portrait of love itself, the tender moments and the fundamental changesthat affect us all. Shinning with a beauty that is rarely found in current literature, THE NOTEBOOK establishes Nicholas Sparks as a classic storyteller with a unique insight into the only emotion the really matters."