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At first sight, Nicholas Sparks

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At first sight
Title
At first sight
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Sparks
Title variation
At 1st sight
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There are a few things Jeremy Marsh was sure he'd never do: he'd never leave New York City; never give his heart away after barely surviving one failed marriage; and, never become a parent. Now Jeremy is living in the tiny town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, engaged to Lexie Darnell, the love of his life, and anticipating the start of their family. But just as his life seems to be settling into a blissful pattern, a mysterious and disturbing email sets off a chain of events that will change the course of this young couple's marriage
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Review
  • The relationship between journalist Jeremy Marsh and librarian Lexie Darnell that began in True Believer (2005) has now progressed. Jeremy is moving from New York to Boone Creek, North Carolina, as they plan for their wedding and the birth of their child. A friend of Jeremy's warns him that he really doesn't know Lexie, and asks him if he's sure that he's in love. With the seeds of suspicion planted, Jeremy starts receiving mysterious e-mails that also cast doubt on their relationship. Add to that the fact that he is dealing with writer's block and that he has to come to terms with a change in lifestyle as an urbanite now living in the rural South. This is a man under duress. To avoid gossip, he and Lexie are maintaining separate residences and keeping the pregnancy a secret. Lexie is comfortable with the town's rules of behavior, but Jeremy is at a loss and finds himself tense and unsure about the future of what he thought was the perfect match. With his trademark sensitivity, Sparks delves into the nitty-gritty of relationships, and considers the sacrifices that each partner has to make in order to have a successful marriage. And readers beware: this is multiple-hankie romance. -- Patty Engelmann (Reviewed 10-01-2005) (Booklist, vol 102, number 3, p5)
  • When we last left 37-year-old Jeremy Marsh (a scant six months ago, in Sparks's April pub True Believer ), the science columnist had traveled from his New York base to Boone Creek, N.C., to get a story—and ended up falling in love with Lexie Darnell, the 30-year-old town librarian. Now Lexie's pregnant—but it's true love (and a portable job) that's allowing divorcé Jeremy to move down so they can marry and build a life together. The book centers on the tension-filled runup to the wedding. Sparks pulls out all the smalltown stops—psychic grandmother, meddling mayor, sullen townie ex, jealous best friends—and offers Mars/Venus commentary on what makes his characters tick. Jeremy's writer's block, instead of heightening the will-they-or-won't-they tension, is as enervating for readers as it is for him. More compelling are the mysterious e-mails Jeremy receives that suggest Lexie may not be telling the truth (about who the father is, for one thing), and the character of Lexie's psychic grandmother, Doris, who has correctly predicted the sex of every child born in the town. As the wedding gets closer (and house renovations suck more and more money from Jeremy's dwindling savings), Jeremy and Lexie have some serious talking to do, and Sparks throws in a substantial zinger at the end. It's majorly manipulative and totally effective. Have plenty of tissues on hand. (Oct. 18) --Staff (Reviewed September 12, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 36, p41)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135709
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sparks, Nicholas
Index
no index present
Intended audience
820
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • High School
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 5.5
  • 5.3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
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  • Married people
  • Pregnant women
  • Women librarians
  • Science writers
  • City and town life
  • Paternity
  • North Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
At first sight, Nicholas Sparks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Sequel to: True believer
  • Reprint. Originally published: 2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781455545384
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2005020428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)166289463
Label
At first sight, Nicholas Sparks
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Sequel to: True believer
  • Reprint. Originally published: 2005
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9781455545384
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2005020428
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)166289463

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