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When bestselling author Sparks (The Notebook; Message in a Bottle; etc.) receives a brochure offering a three-week trip around the world, it's not hard for him to persuade Micah, his older brother, to join him in touring Guatemala's Mayan ruins, Peru's Incan temples, Easter Island, the killing fields in Cambodia, the Taj Mahal and Ethiopian rock cathedrals. His account of the trip is refreshingly honest and perceptive. At each stop, the brothers, both deeply committed to their families, cover the crucial moments in a life full of familial love and tragedy: Nick's role as the middle child always feeling left out; his marriage in 1989; the loss of Nick and Micah's mother two months later after a horseback riding accident; the death of Nick's first baby and the physical problems of his second son; the death of their father in a car accident; and the passing of their younger sister from a brain tumor. As the brothers travel together through these mythical sites and share candid thoughts, they find themselves stunned by fate's turns, realizing that a peaceful moment may be shattered at any time. Weaving in vignettes of tenderness and loss with travelogue-like observations, Sparks's account shows how he and his brother both evolved on this voyage. "Somehow there was a chance we could help each other, and in that way, I began to think of the trip less as a journey around the world than a journey to rediscover who I was and how I'? developed the way I did."
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Who wouldn't want to go on a trip around the world? When best-selling novelist Sparks receives a travel brochure from his alma mater, Notre Dame, he thinks, "If not now, then when?" and asks his brother to join him. They both have family obligations, but this sounds like the trip of a lifetime, and as the reader soon finds out, they both need to relax. As they journey to faraway places, the brothers reminisce about their unusual childhood. Instead of the idealistic life readers may imagine, their early years were marked by poverty, although redeemed by their mother's great love. Their father was a graduate student working several jobs to support the family, and the boys, best friends as well as brothers, led an independent life filled with adventure, derring-do, and responsibilities beyond their years. This is a rare opportunity for readers to get to know a favorite author as Nicholas reveals the inspirations for his fiction. A must-read for Sparks fans as well as a treat for those who want to find out what makes a family strong. Patty Engelmann
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I lost my dad 7 weeks ago and my heart feels broken. I have been a big fan of Nicholas Sparks for a while but have never read this book. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Tiffany Jones
Very good read for a non-fiction. Enjoyed getting to understand Nicholas Sparks and his history.Published 17 days ago by Klynne
Three Weeks with My Brother is a beautifully written travelogue in combination with the history of the Sparks family and of the three children during their formative years. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Mark Roth
Loved this book! If you are a Nicholas Sparks fan you will enjoy this autobiography. Great summer read.Published 19 days ago by Carolyn O'Donnell
It was an interesting read. I enjoyed learning about Nicholas Sparks and his non fiction writing abilities. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Jill Modert
I enjoy Nicholas Sparks book and I thought this was a good background book on his life.Published 23 days ago by betsy
Reading about the writer I have enjoyed all these years was amazing. Thanks for sharing Mr. Sparks! Three Moe wordsPublished 24 days ago by Jeannie
I haven't always been a loyal fan of Nicholas Sparks, but I have enjoyed a few of his books. This has to be one of my favorites, and I can't wait to read another. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Mistie Dawn