USA Today: Nicholas Sparks' 'Longest Ride' debuts at No. 1

September 26th, 2013

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USA Today
by Lindsay Deutsch
September 26, 2013

Here’s a look at what’s buzzing in the book world today:

Quite a ‘Ride’: Nicholas Sparks feels right at home at No. 1 on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list, and that’s where he lands this week with his new novel, The Longest Ride. It’s Sparks’ 11th title to hit the top spot. His first No. 1 USA TODAY title was The Notebook in 1996; the most recent was The Best of Me, his last book, in 2011. A new Sparks novel is synonymous with a new Sparks movie, and Ride has been picked up by Fox 2000 for a planned Valentine’s Day weekend release in 2015. — Jocelyn McClurg

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