Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins

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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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442 printed pages

Impressions

    sandisiwenongshared an impression6 years ago
    💞Loved Up

    Love the story

    Iamazhashared an impressionlast year
    💞Loved Up

    It is a really good book. Love is a expression that everyone needs.I am glad that I found this book.

    b2060880335shared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths
    🎯Worthwhile
    💞Loved Up
    🚀Unputdownable

    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.

Quotes

    MilaRhas quoted2 years ago
    Words and emotions are simple currencies. If we inflate them, they lose their value, just like money. They begin to mean nothing
    MilaRhas quoted2 years ago
    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
    Adreannah Vetehas quoted3 years ago
    There would seem to be nothing more obvious,
    more tangible and palpable than the present moment.
    And yet it eludes us completely.
    All the sadness of life lies in that fact.
    —Milan Kundera

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