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Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
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A powerfully moving novel of love, loss, hope, and family from bestselling author James Patterson.


Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's a writer, a house painter, an original thinker - everything she's imagined she wanted in a partner. But one day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read.


This diary is a love letter written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby son, Nicholas. In it she pours out her heart about how she and the boy's father met, about her hopes for marriage and family, and about the unparalleled joy that having a baby has brought into her life.


As Katie reads this touching document, it becomes clear that the lover who has just left her is the husband and father in this young family. She reads on, filled with terror and hope, as she struggles to understand what has happened.


Written with James Patterson's perfect pitch for emotion and suspense, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas captures beautifully the joys of a new family even as it builds to an overwhelmingly moving climax. This is an unforgettable love story, at once heartbreaking and full of hope.

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James Patterson. (2005). Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas. Unabridged Hachette Audio.

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      • bioText: James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
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A powerfully moving novel of love, loss, hope, and family from bestselling author James Patterson.


Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's a writer, a house painter, an original thinker - everything she's imagined she wanted in a partner. But one day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read.


This diary is a love letter written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby son, Nicholas. In it she pours out her heart about how she and the boy's father met, about her hopes for marriage and family, and about the unparalleled joy that having a baby has brought into her life.


As Katie reads this touching document, it becomes clear that the lover who has just left her is the husband and father in this young family. She reads on, filled with terror and hope, as she struggles to understand what has happened.


Written with James Patterson's perfect pitch for emotion and suspense, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas captures beautifully the joys of a new family even as it builds to an overwhelmingly moving climax. This is an unforgettable love story, at once heartbreaking and full of hope.

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      • premium: True
      • source: AudioFile Magazine
      • content: Patterson steps away from his usual thrillers with this romance between Matt and Suzanne, as told through a diary Suzanne writes for her baby, Nicholas. Matt gives the diary to Katie, his current love interest, as an explanation for his sudden disappearance. Becky Ann Baker rises above the predictable romance while reading Suzanne's diary. She captures the gushing new love between mother and baby without going overboard and makes the too-perfect-to-be-true love between Matt, a housepainter, and Suzanne, a doctor, believable. Baker falls a bit short, though, when reading Katie's part, making her sound more backwoods than Southern. Overall, Baker elevates Patterson's likable characters to create a compelling, though sentimental, story. H.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine
      • premium: True
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      • content: At one point this novel makes reference to Robert James Waller's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. This homage is no accident: It seems Patterson has created his own version of that novel. Sugary and clich├ęd, the plot unfolds predictably and without depth. Katie's lover leaves her suddenly, his only explanation arriving in the form of a diary dedicated to a child. An odd love triangle comes to light as the mysterious Suzanne's diary is read. Becky Ann Baker's reading is appropriate: Suzanne sounds saintly, although her rendering of Katie's Southern accent seems exaggerated at times. However, the book is easy to listen to and perfect for mindless entertainment. L.B.F. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine
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        June 4, 2001
        Say what? A women's weepy from the megaselling author of the hard-boiled Alex Cross mysteries? Yes, and it's not the stretch some might imagine. Patterson has demonstrated his flair for female POV and characters in the stand-alone When the Wind Blows
        and in his current bestseller, 1st to Die—and Cross himself has his gooey side. So how good is the novel? Good enough to lightly pluck the heartstrings and to impress with its craft—and its calculation. As usual, Patterson mixes first- and third-person narration. Katie Wilkinson is a Manhattan book editor who's been inexplicably left by her lover and star author, a Martha's Vineyard poet named Matt. After he splits, Matt mails Katie the diary kept by his wife, Suzanne, for their young son. Katie reads it (the novel's extensive first-person passages) and reacts to it (briefer third-person interludes). The diary details how physician Suzanne, recovering from a heart attack at age 35, forsakes the rat race, moves to Martha's Vineyard and finds bliss with Matt, a housepainter who reads Moby-Dick
        and writes strong poems, and with their newborn son, Nicholas. The novel sloshes with sentiment (some of it quite icky) and simple spiritual truths, while acknowledging the reality of pain and loss: rose bushes galore, with thorns. Patterson sustains suspense through clever plotting and by Katie's wondering about the fate of Suzanne and Nicholas; what's finally revealed pushes her, and the novel, to a bittersweet conclusion. Patterson is one smart author (here, he dazzles with his use of refrains, stories-within-stories and romance novel tropes); this jump into another genre won't hurt his reputation as a master of popular lit. (July)Forecast:A lovely dust jacket featuring a title in violet script trumpets this as a love story. Will Patterson's fans buy it? Some—mostly women—yes. And a 12-city author tour and major print and TV publicity will draw in enough new fans, most of them also women, to float the title onto bestseller lists—though not at Alex Cross numbers.

      • premium: True
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        March 15, 2001
        Here's a change of pace for Edgar Award winner Patterson, best known for thrillers like Along Came a Spider. Katie is heartbroken when her new love disappears, but it gets worse when she reads the diary he left with her.

        Copyright 2001 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        Patterson's latest novel is a departure from the thrillers he is known for, but his fans will be pleased to find fast-paced suspense in this love story. Katie Wilkinson is crazy about Matt Harrison, and she is surprised when, a year into their romance, he breaks it off. He leaves her with a diary to read, written by his first wife, Suzanne, for their son, Nicholas. In it, Suzanne tells her son about the time before she met Matt, when, while working as a doctor at a prestigious Boston hospital, she suffered a heart attack and, as a result, achieved a new perspective on life. She leaves Boston for Martha's Vineyard, where she opens a small practice. Suzanne is much happier in her new life, especially when she meets and falls in love with Matt, a dashing poet who works as a housepainter. Their marriage and the birth of their first child, Nicholas, are heaven-sent, but trouble is brewing ahead. As Katie continues to read the diary, she finds out what happened to Matt, Suzanne, and Nicholas, but the question remains as to whether Katie and Matt will end up together. Though there's not a murder to be found among the pages, Patterson's fans will find the familiar short chapters and surprising twists that they've come to expect from him, while those just looking for a good love story will find it here, too.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2001, American Library Association.)

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A powerfully moving novel of love, loss, hope, and family from bestselling author James Patterson.


Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's a writer, a house painter, an original thinker - everything she's imagined she wanted in a partner. But one day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read.


This diary is a love letter written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby son, Nicholas. In it she pours out her heart about how she and the boy's father met, about her hopes for marriage and family, and about the unparalleled joy that having a baby has brought into her life.


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Written with James Patterson's perfect pitch for emotion and...

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