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North Hills meeting - The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

  • Mar 19, 2014 · 7:00 PM

My plans for that night have changed so I will be at the meeting now.  However, Brandi will still lead the discussion!

Our book choice is The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks:

"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen."

In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?


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  • Becky

    A nice time with a good discussion. It was nice to see familiar faces again, as well as meet some new people. Thanks, Liselle!

    March 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excited to see what book you picked for April!

    March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had to respond to a work emergency and didn't get home until 8pm. Loved the book! Sorry I missed the meeting. Looking forward to next month :)

    March 20, 2014

  • Kristi

    It was nice to see everyone!!

    March 20, 2014

  • Kristi

    It was nice to see everyone!!

    March 20, 2014

  • Kristi

    It was fun!

    March 20, 2014

  • Vonda

    Not going to make it there tonight...went to the doctor today and just started on a Zpak for a sinus infection.

    March 19, 2014

  • Kristi

    I may be late. But I am coming :). Kristi

    March 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something has come up and I am without my car so I will have to miss tonight. I do plan to attend the next one, though.

    March 19, 2014

  • Kelsey M

    Sorry I can't make it. Not feeling well. Enjoyed the book

    March 19, 2014

    • Janet

      Hope you feel better SOON!!! I'll miss you!

      March 19, 2014

  • Erin T

    Have fun! I have a summer job interview I need to take care of. I really liked this book, but I'm kind of a sucker for any Nicholas Sparks book!

    March 18, 2014

  • Janet

    Please let me know if you are interested in going to hear author, Mary Frailey Calland speak, at La Roche College on Saturday March 29 at 9:30 AM. She is the author of "Consecrated Dust". Here is a brief synopsis of the book: "On September 17, 1862, an explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, kills seventy-eight girls rolling bullet cartridges for the Union army. News of the catastrophe is buried, however, beneath the horrendous casualty reports from the Battle of Antietam, fought on the very same day. Inspired by these two real-life tragedies, Consecrated Dust tells the story of four young northerners - feminist, Clara Ambrose; soldier, Garrett Cameron; industrialist, Edgar Gliddon; and immigrant, Annie Burke - friends, lovers, and bitter rivals. In the teeming streets and factories of Pittsburgh, and on the battlefields of the Army of the Potomac, they struggle to survive, forced to choose between love and duty, sacrifice and greed.

    March 6, 2014

  • Brandi

    I finished the book if anyone wants to borrow it..

    March 3, 2014

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