Dreams are always crushing when they don’t come true. But it’s the simple dreams that are often the most painful because they seem so personal, so reasonable, so attainable. You’re always close enough to touch, but never quite close enough to hold and it’s enough to break your heart.”Excerpt from:
Three Weeks With My Brother
by Nicholas Sparks
Synopsis from Goodreads
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.
A very extraordinary trip was taken by Nicholas Sparks and his brother Micah. They visited incredible places that the majority of us could only imagine. Their lives’ intricacies are entwined with the complexities of their journey. They have had amazing, wonderful experiences in their relationships, and they have achieved remarkable success in their careers. They have, however, also suffered extreme tragedy more frequently than most of us and at an earlier age than most of us do. It is a remarkable tale of familial love.
I’ve read a huge number of Nicholas Sparks books and like them all. This was one of his fantastic novels. It is much different from the “normal” Nicholas Sparks works. Anyway, this is a fantastic testimonial to his development and a wonderfully unforgettable journey with his sibling. The way it’s put together reminds me as if you’re going through time with them. Their difficulties in dealing with a deranged father and an overachieving mother who constantly wants their lives to seem to be perfect. I felt a part of his family as I read certain parts of this passionate message and the memories they had shared throughout their lives.
All I can say is that it’s like receiving two novels for the price of one. Nicholas presented both his childhood story and the events that shaped him into the man he is now, as well as an incredibly intriguing trip guide that covers various fascinating places on our world. I like the revolving portions and, of course, his incredible ability to transport you to many areas through his distinct renderings. You should read this book even if his sort of fiction isn’t your cup of tea.
Subsequent to reading this book, I would now be able to see the numerous associations in his works of fiction to his background. When I consider what he has gone through and endured, this book really helps. His biography really made me feel something personally since my family has also gone through a lot of difficult things and had a crazy amount of early tragedy. I want to fully credit Nicholas Sparks for writing such a remarkable novel and for all else he has accomplished in his life.