The Longest Ride

The Longest Ride

Nicholas Sparks

within the culture of his cherished first novel, The Notebook, number one New York Times bestselling writer Nicholas Sparks returns with the amazing tale of 2 whose lives intersect in profound and staggering ways.

Ira Levinson is in difficulty. Ninety-one years previous and stranded and injured after a automobile crash, he struggles to preserve awareness until eventually a blurry photo materializes beside him: his loved spouse Ruth, who passed on to the great beyond 9 years in the past. Urging him to hold on, she forces him to stay alert by means of recounting the tales in their lifetime jointly - how they met, the valuable work they accrued jointly, the darkish days of WWII and its influence on them and their households. Ira understands that Ruth cannot almost certainly be within the motor vehicle with him, yet he clings to her phrases and his stories, reliving the sorrows and daily joys that outlined their marriage.

A few miles away, at a neighborhood bull-riding occasion, a Wake wooded area university senior's existence is ready to alter. getting better from a up to date break-up, Sophia Danko meets a tender cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered in school. via Luke, Sophia is brought to a global within which the stakes of survival and luck, destroy and gift -- even existence and dying - loom huge in daily life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia reveals herself imagining a destiny a long way faraway from her plans -- a destiny that Luke has the facility to rewrite . . . if the key he is retaining does not wreck it first.

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. who've little in universal, and who're separated via years and adventure. but their lives will converge with unforeseen poignancy, reminding us all that even the main tough judgements can yield notable trips: past depression, past dying, to the farthest reaches of the human middle.

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