Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

From Publishers Weekly

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. (Oct. 30)
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Review-
 All I have to say is you’d better have  a king size box of Kleenex handy when you read or listen to this book because   Nicholas Sparks has hit another home run.  I listen to my audio books in the car as I run my daily errands and there were times I had a hard time seeing for all the tears, so beware.  If you’ve never experienced  Nicholas Sparks or it’s been awhile since you’ve read one of his book-please give this one a try.
 
You may notice that I’m showing two covers and that’s because the first one is from the audio book and the second is on most paperbacks.  I like them both but the second one tells the story in a glance.
 
Give this one a try. You won’t be disappointed.
 

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