OK if you've every ugly-cried to a Nicholas Sparks movie or read one of his novels in the span of a day then you will love what is about to happen in Manasquan!

Author Nicholas Sparks, best known for "The Notebook" and "A Walk To Remember," *sniff, sniff* will be holding an author event and you can be there!  It will be presented by Booktowne at the Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan on Sept. 28th. Hear from the author himself about his muse and method for our favorite stories.

I met Nicholas Sparks when he was promoting one of his films with Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough and he was so gracious and interesting. I know this will be a wonderful event!

We are talking theeee Nicholas Sparks...New York Times best selling author...over 100 million copies sold...in a room with you and your questions about his latest novel "The Wish".  This story sounds so intriguing...it is about a best selling photographer dealing with a medical diagnosis and her relationship with her assistant. If you attend the event you will get an autographed copy of "The Wish" included in the ticket price of $40.

You can buy your tickets before they sell out here.

About the novel:

1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she met Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce showed her how much there was to love about the wind-swept beach town—and introduced her to photography, a passion that would define the rest of her life.

By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him.

As they count down the last days of the season together, she begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier—and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined.

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