Beautiful Ruins (Prebound)

By Jess Walter

Turtleback Books, 9780606356671, 337pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/11/2012)
Paperback (4/2/2013)
Hardcover (6/12/2012)
Hardcover, Large Print, Large Print (10/1/2012)

List Price: 28.15*
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July 2012 Indie Next List

“In 1962, a young Italian innkeeper unwittingly ends up taking part in the Hollywood 'clean up' of a love affair on the set for the film Cleopatra. Fast forward to present day Los Angeles; Pasquale Tursi shows up at the studio of a legendary Hollywood producer to find out the fate of the actress he met so briefly, so long ago. The 'beautiful ruins' refer not only to the stunning descriptions of the Italian coastline, but also to the winding path a life can take and the sweet middle ground that we sometimes discover when our dreams don't pan out.”
— Sarah Harvey, Tattered Cover Book Store, Denver, CO
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