Nicholas Sparks

2001 SeasonSparks

Nicholas Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska on New Year's Eve and grew up in Fair Oaks, California. After running track for Notre Dame he wrote his first, and still unpublished, novel after his freshman year. In 1993, he moved to New Bern, North Carolina, where he currently lives with his wife and two children. His books have become famous around the country and his novel "Message in a Bottle" recently became a successful motion picture. He discusses his newest book, The Rescue, with D.G. Martin.


A Walk to Remember

Message in a Bottle

The Notebook

The Rescue




Chapter 1

Why had this happened? Why, of all the children, was Kyle the one?

Back in the car after stopping for gas, Denise hit the highway again, staying ahead of the storm. For the next twenty minutes rain fell steadily but not ominously, and she watched the wipers push the water back and forth while she made her way back to Edenton, North Carolina. Her Diet Coke sat between the emergency brake and the driver's seat, and though she knew it wasn't good for her, she finished the last of it and immediately wished she'd bought another. The extra caffeine, she hoped, would keep her alert and focused on the drive, instead of on Kyle. But Kyle was always there.