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Beautiful ruins : a novel

Author: Jess Walter
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2012.
Series: Book club kit
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A novel that spans fifty years. The Italian housekeeper and his long-lost American starlet; the producer who once brought them together, and his assistant. A glittering world filled with unforgettable characters. The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
General fiction
Miscellaneous fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jess Walter
ISBN: 9780061928123 0061928127 9780062207135 006220713X 9780062668684 0062668684 9780061928178 0061928178
OCLC Number: 794856577
Description: 337 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A novel that spans fifty years. The Italian housekeeper and his long-lost American starlet; the producer who once brought them together, and his assistant. A glittering world filled with unforgettable characters.
Series Title: Book club kit
Responsibility: Jess Walter.

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Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition: a  Read more...
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Just about the perfect summer read. It is intelligent and thought-provoking, but also a lot of fun. Reading hours fly by and reaching the final page feels like a genuine wrench * Sunday Times * Read more...

 
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Beautiful and entertaining

by lwagenseil (WorldCat user published 2013-01-29) Excellent Permalink

An interesting read, different than anything I have read in a long while. I love Walter's descriptions, almost as good as being in Italy. The book has some delightful twists and turns along country roads and even in Hollywood. I highly recommend this book.

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