It starts off with an old man in a nursing home who goes to the room of an old woman with a battered notebook. She barely knows who he is but he comes there every day and reads the story from the notebook to her. The story was about a man named Noah and a woman named Allie who first fell for each other one summer when they were teens. It had been 14 years since that summer and they met again. The story tells of each of their lives in the 14 years they spent apart and tells of how they fell back in love. After the story, the reader learns that the old man is Noah and the old woman is Allie, but Allie has Alzheimer's and does not remember Noah. It was a heart wrenching book and I would definitely want to read more books by this author.