Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks' new book comes out Tuesday. The New Bern resident is kicking off his book tour in the Bear City.

He will sign copies of the book, "The Longest Ride," at Target in New Bern all day Tuesday.

Sparks stopped by NewsChannel 12 Monday to talk about the twin plot lines of his new book.

"Part of the fun of the novel is figuring out how these two stories come together, right? How they intertwine," Sparks said. "Because they seem to have absolutely nothing in common, and yet, of course, they intersect, and there's all sorts of surprises in there, and I'm hopeful that readers will enjoy it."