The Longest Ride

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455520664
Release Date: 2013-09-17
Genre: Fiction

In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways. Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward -- even life and death - loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans -- a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

The Longest Ride

Author: Denise Lewis Patrick
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805047158
Release Date: 1999-06-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In a companion to The Adventures of Midnight Son, a fifteen-year-old African-American cowboy delays the search of his separated family to help an Indian village survive the final days of the Civil War.

The Longest Ride

Author: Emilio Scotto
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 076034650X
Release Date: 2013-12-08
Genre: Transportation

For his eighth birthday, Emilio Scotto received a World Atlas. Promptly he announced his plan to make a route that would pass through all the countries of the world, a route he named BLUE ROAD ONE. When, some years later, he found himself astride a black 1100 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle, Blue Road One beckoned, and Scotto set off on a journey that would last more than a decade, take him virtually everywhere in the world, and land him in the Guinness Book of World Records. This is his story, a thrill ride that begins in his native Argentina, crosses Panama in the tumultuous time of Noriega, Mexico in the midst of an earthquake, and finds him broke in L.A. where, in a chance meeting, Muhammad Ali gives him fifty dollars and a signed book. Breaching the Iron Curtain, crossing the Berlin Wall at Checkpoint Charlie, being blessed by the Pope, set upon by cannibals in Sierra Leone, fleeing Somalia on a freighter, Scotto's adventures would be unbelievable if they weren't true. His tale of touring the world from Tunisia to Turkey, Petra to Afghanistan, Yugoslavia to Singapore, traveling miles enough to take him to the moon and back, is unlike any ever told. Come along, for the ride of a lifetime.

The Longest Ride on the Kincham Express

Author: Divya Johry
Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd
ISBN: 9789352019885
Release Date: 2017-12-11
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

"FIVE STRANGERS… AN ABOMINABLE RIDE… ONE UNUSUAL MISSION… Mihir, Amaaya, Sujoy, Neil and Trisha are ‘the Chosen Ones’ to accomplish high priority work assigned by their office, Perfect Plastics. They can complete it only by travelling together on the inhospitable Kincham Express to the far off lands of Arkkukari. BUT THERE IS ONE PROBLEM… They don’t agree on much and can’t stop questioning each other, even when they encounter a mysterious group of strangers on the train that complicates their journey. The rising conflict in an alien land pits them against their worst fears and threatens isolation, or worse, exposing their secrets. CAN THEY WITHSTAND THE PRESSURE AND SURVIVE THE JOURNEY, OR WILL IT ALL COME CRUMBLING DOWN? "

The Longest Ride

Author: Easy2digest Summaries
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1494327295
Release Date: 2013-12
Genre: Study Aids

WARNING: PLEASE bear in mind that this book is a SUMMARY BOOK of The Longest Ride, NOT the full book! Welcome to 'Easy2Digest' chapter by chapter SUMMARY, REVIEW and ANALYSIS of The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks... INSIDE you will find: - Book overview - A little bit about the author section - Chapter by chapter summary and review - Character involvement discussion - What emotional issues are raised EACH CHAPTER - What discoveries are made EACH CHAPTER - SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE 'BOOK CLUB' QUESTIONS - Overall book review Take a look through our SIMPLE yet EFFECTIVE book review/summary/analysis to decide whether you want to buy the book, OR if you have read the book already, our EXPERT summaries will refresh your memory and help you pick up anything you missed! The summary is IDEAL for BOOK CLUB PARTIES and comes with chapter by chapter questions that are bound to start healthy discussions and discover the book in a whole new, beautiful way! - No need to reread the book, EVERYTHING gets covered - EVERYTHING covered in a short but accurate summary - Bulletpoints and EASY layout allow for a QUICK read - ZERO BS - ZERO FILLER! - An enjoyable, FUN read of a GREAT novel, You MUST take a look at our summary guide. We get STRAIGHT to the main issues in each chapter, no BS or FILLER - just pure GOLD from the GO. The summary guide is ideal for people looking to buy the book, and those who have already bought the book. Of course, since it's a summary, there will be spoilers inside! Have fun! Book party ahoy! EasyToDigest Summaries

The Best of Me Movie Tie In Enhanced Ebook

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455556571
Release Date: 2015-01-20
Genre: Fiction

WITH FEATURETTES FROM NICHOLAS SPARKS AND THE MOVIE CAST, DELETED SCENES, MUSIC VIDEO, AND MORE! IN THEATERS OCTOBER 17, 2014! Starring Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Luke Bracey, and Liana Liberator "Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen." In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths. Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?

The Longest Ride Media Tie in Exclusive Target Edition

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher:
ISBN: 1455534811
Release Date: 2015
Genre: College students

Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward even life and death loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans - a future that Luke has the power to rewrite if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys.

Three Weeks with My Brother

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759510334
Release Date: 2004-04-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

As moving as his bestselling works of fiction, Nicholas Sparks's unique memoir, written with his brother, chronicles the life-affirming journey of two brothers bound by memories, both humorous and tragicIn January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah, set off on a three-week trip around the globe. It was to mark a milestone in their lives, for at thirty-seven and thirty-eight respectively, they were now the only surviving members of their family. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world and often overtaken by their feelings, daredevil Micah and the more serious, introspective Nicholas recalled their rambunctious childhood adventures and the tragedies that tested their faith. And in the process, they discovered startling truths about loss, love, and hope.Narrated with irrepressible humor and rare candor, and including personal photos, THREE WEEKS WITH MY BROTHER reminds us to embrace life with all its uncertainties...and most of all, to cherish the joyful times, both small and momentous, and the wonderful people who make them possible.

The Longest Road

Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805094466
Release Date: 2013-07-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Traces the author's 2011 road trip from the southernmost to the northernmost points of the United States to experience firsthand the country's diversity and political tensions in the face of a historic economic recession.

A Walk to Remember

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0759520267
Release Date: 2000-05-24
Genre: Fiction

The New York Times bestselling novel that inspired the beloved major motion film. There was a time when the world was sweeter....when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats.... Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he'd been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he'd fall for was Jamie, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town's Baptist minister....Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart-and the joy and pain of living. The inspiration for this novel came from Nicholas Sparks's sister: her life and her courage. From the internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes his most moving story yet....

The Longest Ride for Justice

Author: Hunt R. Thompson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1549991620
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre:

If you love books from Paul L. Thompson, C. Wayne Winkle, Robert Hanlon and M. Allen you will love this new Western novel from Hunt R. Thompson. A tale of law, order and dangerous killer who must be stopped at any price.When a murderous outlaw breaks out of jail... one lone lawman must bring him to justice-- dead or alive. Through towns, cities and the burgeoning West he follows a trail of bodies--knowing he must bring this "man" to justice. How far will one lawman go to stop one of the most dangerous men to ever to set foot in the Old West?This is the new action-packed Western adventure from Hunt R. Thompson. A Western writer who knows action, adventure and deceit will keep his readers hooked.

Safe Haven

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455544974
Release Date: 2012-12-18
Genre: Fiction

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

A Bend in the Road

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 075952582X
Release Date: 2001-09-18
Genre: Fiction

Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice. Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, Jonah's second-grade teacher. A young woman recovering from a difficult divorce, Sarah moved to New Bern hoping to start over. Tentatively, Miles and Sarah reach out to each other . . . soon they are falling in love. But what neither realizes is that they are also bound together by a shocking secret, one that will force them to reexamine everything they believe in--including their love.