Author Nicholas Sparks and brother to discuss memoir

Author: Julie Hail Flory


Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, a 1988 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, will visit the University with his brother, Micah, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 20) at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore for a book signing and presentation on “Three Weeks With My Brother,” a new book co-authored by the pair.p. Nicholas Sparks’ first non-fiction work, the memoir tells of the brothers’ three-week trip around the world last year, which took them to such exotic locations as Machu Picchu, Peru; the Mayan ruins in Guatemala; Easter Island; Chile; Ayers Rock, Australia; and the Taj Mahal. Throughout their journey, the two discover startling truths about love, loss and hope while alternating between chapters of their present travels and shared history.p. Sparks’ novels include “The Notebook,” “Message in a Bottle,” which was released in 1999 as a major motion picture starring Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn and Paul Newman, “A Walk to Remember,” which was released as a motion picture in 2002, “The Rescue,” and “A Bend in the Road.”p. Sparks in 2001 established a $1.5-million initiative in Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program that includes fellowships, internships and an annual Sparks Prize to support a student writer-in-residence.p.

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