The longest ride
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Published:
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
Format:
Large Print
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
xiv, 653 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 20
Status:
Description
From the dark days of WWII to present-day North Carolina, this New York Times bestseller shares the lives of two couples overcoming destructive secrets -- and finding joy together. Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward -- even life and death - loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans -- a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781455576012 (large print hardcover), 1455576018 (large print hardcover)
Reading Level:
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The lives of 91-year-old Ira Levinson, young cowboy Luke, and Wake Forest College senior Sophia Danko converge in an extraordinary and unexpected way as Ira clings to his wife Ruth's words and his memories and Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sparks, N. (2013). The longest ride. First edition. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sparks, Nicholas. 2013. The Longest Ride. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sparks, Nicholas, The Longest Ride. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2013.

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Sparks, Nicholas. The Longest Ride. First edition. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2013. Print.

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