Read the Book, See the Movie: 'Safe Haven' by Nicholas Sparks is Now in Paperback
Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:26:20
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Seven years ago, The Notebook arrived in theaters and immediately became a Valentine's Day standby, the sort of movie that inspires tears of the very best kind in women and men of every demographic. That film was based on a novel by bestselling author Nicholas Sparks, whose storytelling secret is simply to tell stories well, in an earnest and romantic manner with which readers can connect. His literary popularity has translated successfully to subsequent films, including Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, and The Last Song.
His latest novel, Safe Haven, is now available in paperback, meaning you can pick up a copy well before the movie version hits theaters. The novel is currently being developing into a feature film at Relativity Media. Lasse Hallstrom, the Oscar-nominated director of The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, and What's Eating Gilbert Grape, is attached to direct, marking his second time tackling a Sparks' novel, having helmed 2010's Dear John starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried.
In order to follow the progression from novel to film, you can check out the book's official facebook page, or Sparks' personal facebook. The author is also prolific and entertaining Tweeter; from @SparksNicholas, he shares information on new novels and films, while also musing about love, family, pop culture, and all manner of subjects.
In addition, IAR is offering a contest to win a trip to the set of Safe Haven, once it begins shooting. Please click here for more details and a chance to enter the contest.
Here's the official book description for Safe Haven:
When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.
But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.
The film version of Safe Haven is scheduled for release on June 1, 2012. That's plenty of time to to pick up the paperback, which you can do by clicking right here.
Full Disclosure: Safe Haven is being produced by Relativity Media, iamROGUE's parent company.