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Dear John
Nicholas Sparks
Adult Fiction SPARKS

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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) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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main characters John Tyree
Male
Age: 23
Joins the army; raised singehandedly by his postal worker father who collects coins; has a history of one-night stands; on-and-off drinker; has a relationship with Savannah.
Soldier

Savannah Lynn Curtis
Female
Special education major at the University of North Carolina; spends her summers volunteering at Habitat for Humanity; in love with John; misses him when he is on leave with the army; writes love letters to John.
College student



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