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Beautiful Ruins (Paperback)

Author:  Jess Walter
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061928178
ISBN-13: 9780061928178
Sku: 233048156
Publish Date: 4/2/2013
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  368
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The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller "The Financial Lives of the Poets" returns with his funniest and most romantic novel yet. Hailed by critics and loved by readers of literary and historical fiction, "Beautiful Ruins" is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood 50 years later.
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The award-winning author of The Financial Lives of the Poets presents his most romantic and enjoyable novel yet that follows a young Italian innkeeper and his almost-love affair with a beautiful American starlet, which draws him into a glittering world filled with unforgettable characters. 75,000 first printing.
Author Bio
Jess Walter
Jess Walter has written for the "Spokane Review". His work has won dozens of regional and national awards, and his coverage of the Randy Weaver story helped earn his paper a place as a Pulitzer Prize finalist.


"[This is a] quirky and entertaining tale of greed, treachery, and love." 02/27/2012

"Mr. Walter . . . has always been more intuitive than linear, a believer in capricious destiny with a fine, freewheeling sense of humor." - Janet Maslin 06/08/2012

"[A] novel whose decade- and continent-hopping ingenuity expertly scratches the seasonal itch for both literary depth and dazzle." - Leah Greenblatt 06/15/2012

"Walter's prose is a joy--funny, brash, witty and rich with ironic twists." (starred review) 06/01/2012

"[A] high-wire feat of bravura storytelling. Walter is a talented and original writer." - Helen Schulman 07/08/2012

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0368
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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