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ISBN: 0061928178

ISBN13: 9780061928178

Beautiful Ruins

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The #1 New York Times bestseller--Jess Walter's "absolute masterpiece" (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author): the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and resurfaces fifty years later in contemporary Hollywood.

The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel...

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

Cliches upon cliches

Trite and superficial, the book tries too hard to be clever, and doesn't achieve it. Painful reading. What a disappointment.

A perfectly written book!

From the first page, I was hooked. This book is so well written, I didn't feel like I was reading felt as if I was actually living it. Walter's use of language is just that exceptional. Start with a lonely young man on a remote island, inhabited by a cast of eccentric characters, set in glorious Italy. Throw in drama, passion and a few movie stars and you have a delicious journey ahead of you! It is a perfectly written novel. And it should be- it took Walter fifteen years to finish it! And believe me, it was well worth the wait. A perfect read for any adult who wants a vacation from the ordinary. Enjoy!

Fast Paced Drama and Romance

Could not put it down! Wish I could read more about the characters because the book leaves out the middle of most of the character’s lives.

Beautiful cover;slow book

The beautiful cover attracted me to the novel. I enjoyed the story but it started off slow I thought. It was a good story about wonderfully flawed characters and how they are all connected to each other. There were some words or phrases in Italian as well that I enjoyed and thought adding that was a unique touch.

Beautiful Ruins Mentions in Our Blog

Beautiful Ruins in 10 Upcoming Books We're Excited to Read And What You Can Read in the Meantime
10 Upcoming Books We're Excited to Read And What You Can Read in the Meantime
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • September 30, 2020

As the weather starts to turn colder, there’s nothing like curling up with a good book. The list of titles coming out this fall is packed with must-reads. This week we feature ten new and upcoming books, along with suggestions of what you can read first.

Beautiful Ruins in Happy Birthday to Book Writer and Streak Shooter Jess Walter
Happy Birthday to Book Writer and Streak Shooter Jess Walter
Published by Beth Clark • July 20, 2018

"A writer needs four things to achieve greatness, Pasquale: desire, disappointment, and the sea." "That's only three." Alvis finished his wine. "You have to do disappointment twice." - Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

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