Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks is a novel about a 35-year-old husband and father, Russ Green, whose life is upended by circumstances that are alternately within and beyond his control. Over the course of just one year, he'll lose his office job, his wife, his sister, and his home, among other things. Although Russ struggles to adjust to his changed circumstances, he also gains much along the way.
The narrative begins in 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Russ and Vivian have been married for seven years. After their daughter London was born in 2009, Vivian left her job to become a stay-at-home mom. Meanwhile, Russ embarked upon a successful but stressful career at an ad agency. He feels he's missed out on important milestones with his wife and daughter, which bothers him, but he chalks it up to the price of being his family's breadwinner.
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