Book: Beautiful Ruins; Jess Walter

In the early 1960’s a beautiful American woman arrives on the dock of a tiny island off the coast of Italy and the twenty something Italian owner of the small hotel falls in love at first site.  This triggers many overlapping, jumping around stories set in Italy, Hollywood, Florence, Portland and others covering over 50 years. A beautifully written novel that was very hard to put down.  Funny, romantic, suspenseful and very moving.  Best book I’ve read in a long time.

PJH Rating: Five stars


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