We Recommend…Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

The gorgeous cover of Beautiful Ruins will find a reader dreaming of the Italian coastline and the story only adds to that reverie. The novel opens with an innkeeper attempting to create a sandy haven on his rocky beach and then a beautiful American actress appears before him requesting a room in his small hotel. We then fast forward to Hollywood where we meet a young man and woman who are each experiencing their own mid-life and mid-career crises. As the story goes back and forth between 1962 and present day, Jess Walter manages to connect all of these different tales & perspectives into one beautiful story about love, loss, and the choices we make.

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