Three Weeks With My Brother

Three Weeks With My Brother

Large Print - 2004
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As moving as his bestselling works of fiction, Nicholas Sparks's unique memoir, written with his brother, chronicles the life-affirming journey of two brothers bound by memories, both humorous and tragic.In January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah, set off on a three-week trip around the globe. It was to mark a milestone in their lives, for at thirty-seven and thirty-eight respectively, they were now the only surviving members of their family. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world and often overtaken by their feelings, daredevil Micah and the more serious, introspective Nicholas recalled their rambunctious childhood adventures and the tragedies that tested their faith. And in the process, they discovered startling truths about loss, love, and hope.Narrated with irrepressible humor and rare candor, and including personal photos, THREE WEEKS WITH MY BROTHER reminds us to embrace life with all its uncertainties...and most of all, to cherish the joyful times, both small and momentous, and the wonderful people who make them possible.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, 2004.
Edition: 1st large print ed. --
ISBN: 9780446500104
Characteristics: x, 579 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sparks, Micah


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Aug 30, 2016

I absolutely loved reading about Nicholas and Micah's life. This was an emotional read that you come to expect from Nicholas Sparks. He was the first author whose words made me shed tears, and still to this day I indulge in his books like no other author. I wasn't expecting the same emotional connection as I would have with his novels, but quickly I gauged it would be and was not wrong. I lost both my parents and two siblings within a 5 year span and could really relate to his struggles. Great book that I recommend to all.

Apr 05, 2016

Very well done. This book is a true testament to love and family. It captures the trials of a family stricken by loss and grief, but colours it with hope and strong family bonds.

Feb 14, 2016

This is a very heartfelt and personal book about Nicholas Sparks growing up. Mr. Sparks retells his astounding childhood while traveling around the world with his brother. It will make you contemplate about what really is important in life.

Feb 04, 2016

Prior to reading this book I had just finished reading "The Rescue." One character in that book was a learning-disabled son. Reading "Three weeks with my brother" really shone a light on how Sparks draws from his personal life to write his novels. The interweaving of the trip with his brother with information about how they grew up was well crafted. Having traveled to several of the sites myself added to the connection I felt to the book.

Sunnyday04 Jan 29, 2014

Ce livre m'a varaiment touché. J'aime le lien entre les deux frères.

Mar 16, 2012

Here's a touching memoir from Nicholas Sparks, currently one of the more popular authors with credits such as The Notebook, Message in a Bottle and A Walk to Remember. This account of his life is structured around a multi-continent trip he takes with his older brother, Micah.

The stories from his past are the most colored and interesting, and focus on three points of view: His relationship with Micah, the kids' relationship with their mother and the struggles the parents endured to support their family. Micah was a classic firstborn child, often acting as protector to his siblings and always taking risks in his exploration of life. Nicholas, or Nicky, was the middle child, and the boys had a younger sister named Dana. Their mother is a pleasure to read; she has this striking ability to be both unconditionally loving of her children and giving them endless school-of-hard-knocks lessons on life. The family had very little material wealth growing up though the children never knew the difference.

The Sparks family experiences many life challenges and tragedy around the time Nicolas is just getting off the ground as an author. I'm of the mind that much good can always come from a great loss. It's just a matter of time and focus. Nicholas Sparks has suffered much though he should rejoice at the art he's been fortunate to pass on to others.

Aug 12, 2011

I am very was boring parts but it was worth it...

Jul 24, 2011

Standing Ovation!!! .... it is sooo good!! .. It made me want to call my family and tell them how much I love and miss them!! ..and it really helps you put things into perspective! ... ist a MUST READ :)

Apr 16, 2011

Reading this book helped me to understand that no matter how much a family may be struggling in life, love never ends and that is what holds a family together through hard times. As always, Nicholas Sparks knows how to grab the reader's attention. Micah, Dana and Nicholas Sparks were the ones who gave this story meaning, and even though they always struggled in life, their love always won in everything.

I have enjoyed all of Nicholas Sparks's novels, however "Three Weeks with my Brother" is one of my favorite ones.

Nov 08, 2010

This should be one of the first books from N. Sparks that you read. It teaches you about his past, and what a past it is. He deserves any success that he has coming to him. The last couple chapters will tug at you tear ducts. A very good, inspiring book!

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