Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter
Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins

425 printed pages
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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 yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later.  

“Why mince words? Beautiful Ruins is an absolute masterpiece.” —Richard Russo

“A ridiculously talented writer.” —New York Times
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sandisiwenongshared an impression5 years ago
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Love the story

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High quality reading. Makes you to savour the story, appreciate people you share life with, and enjoy the language and structure. Deserves to be called a masterpiece.

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Subhashini Subhashinishared an impression4 years ago
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It's a beautiful Italian theme set novel. It's a mixture of romance, heartbreak and fun. It is beautifully narrated and makes one feel they are part of the tale in that wonderful teal coloured water background. Definitely a must read!

Nicolas Knight
Nicolas Knighthas quoted5 years ago
otel. And perhaps it was guilt over having dismissed his father’s ideas when he was younger, but Pasquale could suddenly see it—his family’s small inn—through newly inherited eyes. Yes, this town could become a new kind of Italian resort—an American getaway, parasols on the rocky shore, camera shutters snapping, Kennedys everywhere! And if there was a measure of self-interest in turning the empty pensione into a world-class resort, so be it: the old hotel was his only inheritance, the sole familial advantage in a culture that required it.

The hotel was comprised of a trattoria—a three-table café—a kitchen and two small apartments on the first floor, and the six rooms of the old brothel above it. With the hotel c


Федор Мишуков
Федор Мишуковhas quoted4 years ago
Claire sits up. Holy shit. They’re going to offer her the job. Or are they? Talk more? They’ve already interviewed her twice; what can they possibly need to talk about? Is this it? Is today the day she gets to quit her dream job?


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The whispering waves were half asleep/the clouds were gone to play/And on the woods, and on the deep/the smile of Heaven lay
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