The Last Song
Publication Date: September 8, 2009
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#1 bestselling author Nicholas Sparks's new novel is at once a compelling family drama and a heartrending tale of young love. Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church. The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.
About the Author
Nicholas Sparks is the author of over a dozen novels. In 1994, at the age of twenty-eight, he wrote The Notebook over a period of six months. In October 1995, rights to The Notebook were sold to Warner Books. It was published in October 1996, and he followed that with Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Rescue, A Bend in the Road, Nights in Rodanthe, The Guardian, The Wedding, Three Weeks with My Brother, True Believer, and At First Sight. All were domestic and international bestsellers and were translated into more than forty languages. The movie version of Message in a Bottle was released in 1999, A Walk to Remember was released in 2002, and The Notebook was released in 2004. The average domestic box office gross per film was $56 million with another $100 million in DVD sales making the novels by Nicholas Sparks one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and children.Pepper Binkley is an American actress who has appeared in films such as "Asylum Seekers", "Morning Glory", and" Let Them Chirp Awhile". She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City. Binkley also narrated the bestselling novel "The Last Song "by Nicholas Sparks.Scott Sowers has narrated numerous audiobooks, including books by Douglas Preston, Robert Ludlum, John Hart, and Nicholas Sparks. He was named the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense by "AudioFile "magazine. "AudioFile "also awarded Sowers an Earphones Award for his narration of John Hart's "Down River, "writing, "[providing] a bewitching rhythm and pace, expertly capturing and elevating this story of redemption. The combination of Hart and Sowers provides the perfect marriage of prose and voice. Together they enable the book to transcend genre fiction and become something exceptional." Sowers is also an accomplished actor of both stage and screen. His theater credits include roles in "Inherit the Wind, A Streetcar Named Desire, Bus Stop", and "A Few Good Men". His many television credits include guest roles on "Law & Order", " The Black Donnellys, Six Degrees, All My Children, " and the Hallmark Channel's "Season for Miracles". He has also appeared in the films "Trust the Man, The Village" and "The Ten".